Shiso Pesto over Baked Beets



  • 1 cup of nuts or to taste (almonds or cashews or macadamia nuts are good but pine nuts work too) sea salt to taste
  • lemon zest 1 -2 tablespoons or to taste
  • lemon juice 1/4 cup or to taste
  • 3 c packed shiso, basil, cillantro or to taste
  • Olive oil 1/4 cup or more
  • Nutritional yeast (1/4 cup - Optional)
  • Beets


Step 1

Blend nuts, lemon zest, lemon juice, shiso, basil, cilantro, olive oil, nutritional yeast and adjust to taste.

Step 2

Wrap a raw whole beet in foil and bake it until soft (usually 2-3 hours at 350 depending on size of beet).

Step 3

Slice into thin rounds and top with shiso pesto, feta, balsamic vinager and pine nuts for a delicious appetizer.

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