BeetPurée

Beet Purée

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Beet purée is a silky smooth sauce made with beets, butter and a hint of onion and garlic. If you enjoy plating food, this purple color sauce should be on your list for your next food art and a finger-licking experience. This butter beaten, exquisitely flavorful beet sauce will compliment dishes like zucchini boats, vegetable cutlets, and sandwiches. Let’s get to puréeing

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

Note: 1 cup = 235 ml

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup beets, diced and steamed
  2. 2 ¼ Tbsp. butter, cold 
  3. 2 Tbsp. onions, finely chopped
  4. 2 small garlic pods, roughly chopped
  5. Salt to taste (¼ tsp. salt)

Always use cold, hard butter right out of the fridge. This will help the sauce hold its shiny soft texture. Melted or softened butter will make the sauce greasy and runny  

Substitute beets with any of the following vegetables, depending on what color you would want while plating. Adjust steaming time per the vegetables

green peas for green 

cauliflower for white

carrot for light-orange

Beet Purée ingredients

Kitchen Tools

  1. Instant Pot / Pressure cooker / Steamer pot
  2. Small flat-bottom pan
  3. Flat ladle
  4. Small blender jar and blender
  5. Serving bowl

PREPARATION (with step-by-step photos)

Step 1 – Peel and dice beets to fill 1 cup. Steam cook by adding 1 Tbsp. water to the bowl of beets in the Instant Pot (using the pot-in-pot method) for 10 minutes with pressure valve in venting mode or any method that you typically use for steaming. Add a cup of water in the base pot for steam to build

Steamcook beets for Beet Purée

Step 2 – Heat ¼ Tbsp. butter in a small flat bottom pan on medium heat and sauté 2 Tbsp. finely chopped onions and 2 roughly chopped small garlic pods. Cook just until the onions are translucent and the garlic starts to release a nice aroma. Do not brown them

Step 3 – Transfer the sautéed onions and garlic to a small blender jar, add the 1 cup steam-cooked beets, 2 Tbsp. butter and blend everything to a smooth paste. The purée should look shiny and feel buttery soft with a ketchup-like consistency (not runny)

Step 4 – Add salt to taste (¼ tsp.salt), give it a quick pulse, and transfer to a serving bowl

Beet Purée

Step 5 – Enjoy your sublime beet purée with your favorite entrée 😋

Beet Purée
Beet Purée

The sight of vibrant colored food can make one hungry, even if you’ve just had a meal. Every good cook would love to present food like a pro, and all it takes is a little practice. I am continuously learning the techniques of plating. Every piece of food art has an element of a tasty sauce and purple beet sauce is one such accent to enhance your palate and plate. Give it a shot – you will savor every lick off your plate with this sublime beet purée😋

Beet Purée

Recipe by Sublime RecipesCourse: SauceCuisine: FrenchDifficulty: Easy
Servings

1

Cup
Prep Time

5

minutes
Cook Time

10

minutes
Ready In

15

minutes

Beet purée is a silky smooth sauce made with beets, butter and a hint of onion and garlic. A perfect dish to enhance your palate and plate!
Note: 1 cup = 235 ml

What You Will Need

  • 1 cup beets, diced and steamed

  • 2 ¼ Tbsp. butter, cold 

  • 2 Tbsp. onions, finely chopped

  • 2 small garlic pods, roughly chopped

  • Salt to taste (¼ tsp. salt)

    Always use cold, hard butter right out of the fridge. This will help the sauce hold its shiny soft texture. Melted or softened butter will make the sauce greasy and runny  

    Substitute beets with any of the following vegetables, depending on what color you would want while plating. Adjust steaming time per the vegetables
    green peas for green 
    cauliflower for white
    carrot for light-orange

  • Kitchen Tools
  • Instant Pot / Pressure cooker / Steamer pot

  • Small flat-bottom pan

  • Flat ladle

  • Small blender jar and blender

  • Serving bowl

Preparation

  • Peel and dice beets to fill 1 cup. Steam cook by adding 1 Tbsp. water to the bowl of beets in the Instant Pot (using the pot-in-pot method) for 10 minutes with pressure valve in venting mode or any method that you typically use for steaming. Add a cup of water in the base pot for steam to build
  • Heat ¼ Tbsp. butter in a small flat bottom pan on medium heat and sauté 2 Tbsp. finely chopped onions and 2 roughly chopped small garlic pods. Cook just until the onions are translucent and the garlic starts to release a nice aroma. Do not brown them
  • Transfer the sautéed onions and garlic to a small blender jar, add the 1 cup steam-cooked beets, 2 Tbsp. butter and blend everything to a smooth paste. The purée should look shiny and feel buttery soft with a ketchup-like consistency (not runny)
  • Add salt to taste (¼ tsp.salt), give it a quick pulse, and transfer to a serving bowl
  • Enjoy your sublime beet purée with your favorite entrée 😋

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