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Chunky Beetroot and Ginger Dip (Vegan)

  • Author: Maša Ofei
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Chill Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes


An earthy, rich chunky roasted beetroot dip with ginger that’s a great snack or spread on a sandwich or burger. Also great with veggies or crackers.


  • 4 medium / 800g / 1.76 pounds beetroots, washed, peel, and cut into small chunks
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cloves garlic, pierce them with a fork*
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 1-inch piece of ginger, finely grated

Toppings: (optional)

  • Olive oil
  • Nigella or black sesame seeds
  • Toasted sesame seeds
  • Coriander / cilantro


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celcius / 390 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Place the chopped beetroot, 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, and salt on the tray and toss well to coat.
  3. Bake in the oven for about 40 minutes or until you can easily put a knife through one of them. Halfway through the baking time, add in the garlic cloves. Once baked, set aside to cool for 20 minutes.
  4. To your food processor, add the roasted beetroot and garlic (remove the skins), the other tablespoon of olive oil, tahini, ginger, and 3 tablespoons of water.* Process for 2-3 minutes until you reach the desired consistency. You’ll need to stop a few times to scrape down the sides. Adjust salt to taste. Process for a shorter amount of time for a chunkier dip or longer for a smoother consistency.
  5. Finish it off with a drizzle of olive oil, nigella or black sesame seeds, toasted sesame seeds, and coriander/cilantro.
  6. It will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days.


Garlic: Piercing the garlic cloves prevents them from exploding in the oven. The roasting time will also vary depending on the size of your cloves so keep an eye on them. I’ve also made this dip with raw garlic. If you’d prefer a stronger flavour (or less fuss), you can add the cloves into the food processor raw (peeled and chopped).

Water: You can add a little more water (2-3 tablespoons) if you want it to be a thinner, smoother dip. Just make sure to adjust the seasoning.

  • Diet: Vegan

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