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Pepper beets pasta sauce

Pepper and beets pasta sauce

anubhav mahajan
Pepper and beets pasta sauce- A creamy dip/ sauce made with tomatoes and roasted peppers, apple, beetroots, and garlic. Makes delicious pasta , and is a perfect dip for snacks and accompaniments.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course accompaniment, dips, sauces

Ingredients
  

  • 2 medium tomatoes chopped
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 5-6 whole pepper corns
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/2 yellow Bellpepper
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 3-4 cloves garlic skin on
  • 1/2 apple peeled and sliced thick or cut in cubes
  • 1 small beetroot washed ,peeled, and sliced thick
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt/ regular salt as per taste

Instructions
 

  • Keep red pepper, yellow pepper, (facing cut side down), garlic cloves,  apple , beetroot , in a roasting tray, and roast @190 degrees for 15-20 minutes.Once roasted, let the veggies cool down.

    If you do not want to use an oven, you can char the peppers directly on gas flame , holding and turning directly over flame for 4-5 minutes, till the skin of peppers is charred. 
    You can dry roast the garlic  seperatly  in a pan for 5-7 minutes.
    Apple can be chopped and added to the onions and tomatoes to be cooked, in the next step.
    Pepper beets pasta sauce
  • In a pan heat little oil, and add chopped onions. Sauté it for 3-4 minutes, till it is slightly golden. 
  • Add chopped tomatoes, and sauté, till these are cooked. Tomatoes start leaving oil.
    Add chopped apples at this time, and cook for another 5 minutes.
    Pepper beets pasta sauce
  • Add some sea salt (or regular salt), and few whole pepper corns.Mix well and Let cool.
  • Once the roasted veggies are cool, deseed and peel the skin of the peppers. Squeeze the garlic out of the skin.
    Pepper beets pasta sauce
  • Add the roasted peppers, garlic, apple slices, beetroot, and sautéed onion tomatoes in a mixer. Add cashews, parmesan, EVOO , and blend everything till it is a smooth puree.Check and adjust seasoning. 
    Pepper beets pasta sauce
  • You can prepare this sauce, and store in an airtight container in a fridge. It will last for 7-10 days. Or you can use it to top your pasta as and when it is ready.
    Pepper beets pasta sauce
Keyword pepper and beets pasta sauce, dips, pasta sauce, kids pasta sauce