This chunky roasted beetroot dip has beautiful rich earthy flavours. A nice kick from the fresh ginger, nuttiness and creaminess from the tahini and olive oil, and deep umami from the roasted garlic makes it the perfect combination.
It would also be the perfect addition to any veggie bowl, spread on a sandwich or burger, or a dipping accompaniment for vegetables, crackers or bread.
It’s a great healthy snack that can be an addition to your weekly meal rotation as a snack or served at any table.
The beautiful deep rich tones will undoubtedly make this beetroot dip a show stopper.
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Tools required to make this roasted beetroot dip
You don’t need much to make this dip. Here’s all the equipment required:
- Peeler (if peeling beets)
- Baking tray
- Parchment paper
- Measuring spoons
- Food processor
What is in this beet dip?
You’ll find only a handful of ingredients in this dip, and they are:
- Olive oil
That’s it! You have the optional toppings of coriander/cilantro, nigella or black sesame seeds, and toasted sesame seeds.
How do you make a beetroot dip without yoghurt?
Most beet dip recipes use Greek-style yoghurt. Being a vegan recipe, I decided to completely opt out of the non-dairy alternatives.
Having flavours of coconut or soy didn’t feel like would work in this recipe. Getting a consistent result with vegan yoghurts would be tricky!
I also wanted to have a more robust, punchy flavour, and yoghurt would mellow it out.
How to make a creamier dip
To create a creamier dip without the use of yoghurt, you can use more tahini and olive oil.
Another trick is to process the dip ingredients for a few more minutes.
If you have a stick blender or a blender with a tamper, then you’ll get an even creamier result.
However, I bet you’re here because you wanted something a little different. Something chunky yet delicious?
Having ginger and garlic in this recipe has given it a more rustic and earthy flavour—which is exactly what I was after.
It pairs so well with sourdough bread (toasted or fresh), and it’s a healthier alternative to many other recipes you’ll see.
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