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Linguine with Beetroot Pesto
Method

For the caramelized beetroots

  • Place a pan over medium to high heat. Also place a pot full of salted water over high heat and bring to a boil.
  • Chop the beetroots in to small cubes.
  • Add some olive oil to the pan. Add the beetroots and sauté.
  • While your beetroots are cooking boil the linguine in the pot.
  • Finely chop 3 cloves of garlic and add them to the pan.
  • Season with salt and pepper and add the thyme.
  • Stir and add some of the reserved beetroot liquid, 4 tablespoons of balsamic cream and about 100 ml of the pasta water.

For the beetroot pesto sauce

  • Chop the beetroots in to small cubes. Puree them in a blender.
  • Add the olive oil, salt, pepper and beat to combine.
  • Add the walnuts and grated parmesan and beat for 30”.
  • When the pasta is ready, reserve some of the pasta water and drain. Add them to the pan and stir.
  • Add the beetroot puree. Add more of the pasta water if necessary to make the sauce as creamy as you like.
  • Remove pan from heat. Add the mint leaves and stir.
  • Ready to serve!
  • Serve the linguine with the beetroot pasta with the grated zest from 1 lemon, grated parmesan, walnuts and a mint leaf.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

620
Calories (kcal)
31 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

26.9
Total Fat (g)
38 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

4.7
Saturated Fat (g)
23 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

71.0
Total Carbs (g)
27 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

15.5
Sugars (g)
17 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

19.0
Protein (g)
38 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

8.2
Fibre (g)
33 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.79
Sodium (g)
13 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.