Ginger Beet Purée

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Dietary Interest:: vegetarian, gluten-free, no added sugar, vegan, low cholesterol

Ginger Beet Purée

Yield:

2 1/4 c (540 g)

Total Time:

2 Hours 15 Minutes

Print:

8.5x11

Difficulty:

Intermediate

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Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 pounds (1.2 kg) fresh beets, about 3 large
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) olive oil
  • 1/2 cup (72 g) almonds
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons fresh chopped ginger root
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C). Clean and cut beets to leave 1-inch (2.5 cm) of stem.  Double wrap beets in foil and roast for 2 hours. Cool.
  2. Peel beets, trim ends and cut into quarters.
  3. Place oil, beets, almonds, fresh ginger, cilantro, ground ginger, salt and pepper into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  4. Select Variable 1.
  5. Switch machine to Start and slowly increase speed to Variable 8.
  6. Blend for 20 to 25 seconds, using the tamper if necessary to press the ingredients into the blades.

Serve as an accompaniment to grilled fish, poultry or meat.

This recipe has been written for the Vitamix 5200 with Standard 64-ounce container. If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.

Nutritional Facts

Servings Size 1/4 cup (60 g)

Amount Per Serving

 
Calories 136
Total Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 143 mg
Total Carbohydrate 15 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Protein 4 g