Roasted Beetroot Pesto (Gluten & Grain Free)

Roasted Beetroot Pesto (Gluten & Grain Free) In a bowl

This is a recipe for a delicious, flavorful and easy roasted beetroot pesto. This pesto only requires a few staple ingredients and five minutes of your time. It is perfect to serve with pasta, as a spread, dip or add in salads and side dishes. This pesto is both gluten and grain free but can easily be made vegan and dairy free as well.

Roasted Beetroot Pesto (Gluten & Grain Free) In a bowl

Pesto is such a useful thing to have at home. You can use it for so many different purposes and it can really life a boring meal. I always have some kind of pesto at home, and whenever I don’t know what to cook or don’t have the energy to make a sauce I use pesto! But pesto doesn’t have to be made with basil and pine nuts. I love making all different kind of pestos. Using different herbs, kale or like here; beetroots. This pesto is really so delicious, pairs well with just about everything and is silly easy to make.

A few tips:

  • I used roasted beetroots. But you can also make it with cooked beets or mix cooked and roasted.
  • Make sure to bake the beetroots until they are really soft and tender. Otherwise the pesto will become more grainy and dry.
  • I used parmesan in my pesto. If you want to make this vegan or dairy free you can either just skip the cheese, use a parmesan like vegan cheese or use natural yeast.
  • I used walnuts for this pesto, but if you prefer other nuts you can use any nuts you like. I thinking about trying this pesto with pistachios or almonds in the future.
  • Store the pesto in a clean jar in the fridge.
  • It is good to store for up to one week in the fridge.
Roasted Beetroot Pesto (Gluten & Grain Free) In a bowl

Ingredients for this Roasted Beetroot Pesto:

  • Beetroots
  • Garlic
  • Walnuts
  • Parmesan cheese (can be omitted or replaced)
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper
Roasted Beetroot Pesto (Gluten & Grain Free) In a bowl

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Roasted Beetroot Pesto (Gluten & Grain Free)

This is a delicous roasted beetroot pesto that is great to use for many different purposes
Course Dip, Fruit Sauce, Pesto
Cuisine All around
Keyword Easy, Gluten-Free, Grain Free
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 1 jar


  • 3 medium Beetroots washed and divided in two
  • 2-3 Garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1 dl Walnuts roughly chopped
  • 1/2 dl Parmesan cheese (can be expluded or replaced by cheese of choice)
  • 1 tsp Olive oil
  • 1-1 1/2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
  • Wash the beetroots, cut in half and put on a parchment covered baking sheet.
  • Add olive oil, salt and pepper and bake in the oven for approximately 30 minutes (or until soft and tender).
  • Let the cool for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add all the ingredients to a high speed blender and mix until smooth. Taste to check if more seasoning or cheese is needed.
  • Place in a clean jar and store in the fridge.

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