Beet pesto pasta is a signature recipe of mine that I have been making for many years. I tried beets for the first time as a child (fresh from the can!) only to take a rather lengthy hiatus while my taste buds recovered (or maybe matured). I had them again many years later when I was working at La Folie in San Francisco, post culinary school. I was basically told “eat the beets.” So I ate the beets.
I can still remember the varieties: purple, candy cane, and golden. They were fresh and beautiful and, to my great surprise, I absolutely loved them. Beets and I have been involved in a love affair ever since.