8 oz your favorite pasta
2 units beets, medium, boilded and peeled
1 unit red onion, small, chopped
to taste fine sea salt and pepper
1 unit lemon, zested and juiced
1 unit garlic clove, chopped
2 tbsps olive oil
1/2 cup feta cheese
1/2 cup parmesan, grated
for garnish basil leaves
In a large pan over medium heat add the olive oil, the chopped onion and garlic. Saute them, stirring occasionally.
As your onions and garlic are sauteing,cook the pasta.
Cook it according to the package instructions for al dente pasta, reserve some pasta water for the sauce, before draining the pasta.
Add the beets to a blender along with the feta, lemon juice, zest, garlic, onion, grated parmesan and pepper.
Blend on high for 1-2 minutes until everything is smooth and well combined. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
If the sauce seems too thick, add a little splash of pasta water, a little bit at a time, until it reaches your desired consistency.
In a large bowl combine the drained pasta with the sauce and toss to coat the pasta evenly.
Transfer the Barbie Pasta to individual serving plates.
Garnish with some additional crumbled feta cheese and some basil leaves.