A super simple recipe of beets, garlic, lime, and spices transformed into a beautiful purple beet puree that’s perfect as a base for your vegetables, proteins, as a dip or a side. Minutes to prepare and yet very impressive when plated.
I love beets and also love the fact that I can buy them cooked because they take a long, long time to roast. My Mom used to boil the hell out of them but I don’t want to wait an hour when I can buy them perfectly cooked and sealed in a cute little package.
Talk about color! The color of this puree is beautiful and if you lay some roasted carrots or asparagus on top you have an incredible palette of bright pink, purple, orange and green that makes you want to take a second to admire just before diving in.
All you have to do is blend the beets, a clove of garlic, some lime juice, a little extra virgin olive oil, salt, chili powder, and cumin until it’s super smooth. I use my Vitamix blender which does the job perfectly and has never failed me.
I came up with the spice combination by standing in front of the blender with the spices in front of me that I thought would pair well.
After blending the beets, lime and oil, I tested a small amount with each spice to see if it was good. Talk about recipe development in its purest form.
My Mom was the inspiration for this recipe. She loves beets and often served them with lime and spices. Why not make it into a puree?
My carrot puree is one of my most popular recipes. Give that one a try and see for yourself why everyone loves it.
Life is too short for mediocre food.
SILKY SMOOTH BEET PUREEPRINT PIN SAVE
- Add all the ingredients into a high powered blender and blend until smooth.
- Enjoy as a side or as a base for your vegetables or proteins. You can also use it as a dip.
I don't post the nutritional value because I don't trust the accuracy of the nutritional apps. I’m not a nutritionist and don't want to post misinformation.