About this recipe: A simple, yet delicious way to serve beetroots. Par-boiled beetroots are tossed with basil pesto and roasted to perfection. Serve as a side dish with any meal.
I like this cooking method for beets although I use the microwave rather than the stove top. How the recipe turns out, though, will depend on your pesto. Mine is strongly garlic and I found the garlic clashed with the beet rather than complementing it. I prefer a mix of olive oil, salt, pepper and either sage or thyme rather than the pesto. YMMV. - 03 Nov 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I was more interested in the method in this recipe as opposed to the ingredients. I don't have pesto right now, and although I could have made it, I didn't really feel like it. I just used minced garlic instead, and it was a hit. These beets are good roasted! Thanks for the recipe! - 10 Jul 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
All the pesto melted away during cooking, so these just tasted like roasted beets. - 20 Feb 2011 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)