“This roasted beetroot dip is one of the most incredible dips I have ever tasted. This might just be the best kept secret in the beet-loving world. I have shared this scrumptious dip with some staunch beet-phobe skeptics who took their first bite with a dreaded wince that quickly turned into a look of orgasmic surprise coupled with a mouse-like falsetto cry of "I didn't know beets could taste this good"! Sufficed to say - they are now beet-loving converts. If anyone says they don't like beets - this is the dip that will turn them around! Snouts far and wide agree - this dip is a stunner, a winner, and not to be missed! Unlike a lot of the beetroot dips out there, this one is dairy-free; as well as egg-free, nut-free, soy-free and gluten-free. A perfect allergy-friendly treat to serve up at your next feast. Trust me, give this a spin in your food processor and you will not be disappointed. It is unbelievable!”
READY IN:
1hr
YIELD:
2 Bowls
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 cups raw beetroots (cut into chunks or when roasted makes about 3 cups)
  • 18 cup cold pressed extra virgin olive oil (or more for desired consistency)
  • 4 teaspoons finely chopped fresh garlic
  • 5 teaspoons finely chopped jalapenos, might need less depending on the chilli (or more)
  • 34 teaspoon roasted cumin seeds (just over 3/4 tsp)
  • 34 teaspoon roasted coriander seed (just over 3/4 tsp)
  • 13 cup fresh cilantro, chopped finely
  • 1 teaspoon celtic sea salt (to taste)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 200 C / 400°F.
  2. Toss beets in a little bit of cold pressed olive oil and a pinch of Celtic sea salt and bake for about an hour or until tender. Check them periodically to make sure they don't burn.
  3. Throw the beets into the food processor with all the cumin, coriander, salt, half the garlic, and half the chilli. Drizzle in half the olive oil and pulse until well combined.
  4. Add in the rest of the olive oil gradually to reach your desired consistency.
  5. Now taste and adjust the quantities of chilli, garlic and salt. This will depend on the heat of your chilli.
  6. Stir through chopped cilantro and serve with pita breads, ciabatta or chips. YUM!

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