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The Best Spiced Beetroot Dip




This is a beetroot dip on steroids and such a cool way to use beetroot! So vibrant! If you are entertaining or just after a great lunch snack, this dip is deeee-licious.


Beetroots and beetroot juice have been associated with numerous health benefits. Packed with essential nutrients, beetroots are a great source of fibre, folate (vitamin B9), manganese, potassium, iron, and vitamin C.


Satisfying, loaded with nutrients, low in calories, and vibrantly pretty, do your family a favour and give this recipe a go. Serve it with veggies, toasted bread, as a salad topping or even as part of a Buddha bowl!

What you need:


  • 2 large beetroots

  • 5 cloves garlic

  • 1/3 cup natural Greek yogurt

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds

  • 1 tsp coriander seeds

  • Juice 1/2 lemon

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Olive oil

  • Crushed pistachios to serve

Method:

  1. Peel the beetroot and wrap in foil, drizzled with a little olive oil. Add a tablespoon of water into the foil too.

  2. Bake for about 45 minute or until tender (180 deg C.). Add the garlic (skin on) to the foil for the last 15 minutes of baking.

  3. Leave to cool. You can cook the beetroot ahead of time if you like.

  4. In a shallow pan, fry the spices until fragrant.

  5. Place the spices, beetroot (roughly chopped), garlic (remove from skins), lemon juice and yogurt into a food processor and process until smooth. Season and re-process.

  6. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and crushed pistachios.