Rustic, Vibrant Roast Beetroot Dip

Hello again!

I come bearing new recipes. On Saturday I went to the farmers market and came across these lovely purple beetroots and immediately knew what to do with them. Today’s recipe is a beetroot dip that packs a punch. This recipe didn’t take too long to cook, most of the time goes into roasting the beetroots in the oven! So here goes.


3 beetroots

2 tablespoons of olive oil

2 cloves of garlic

4-5 sprigs of thyme

1/4 teaspoon of ground cumin

200mL Greek yoghurt (10 tablespoons)

4 pinches of salt

1 teaspoon of lemon juice


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Wash then chop the ends off the beetroot and place them in a small roasting dish, spoon the oil over the top of them.
  3. Finely slice 1 of the cloves of garlic and sprinkle over the beetroot, then place the sprigs of thyme over the beetroot in the roasting dish.IMG_9112
  4. Place the tray in the oven for 1 hour
  5. Take the beetroot out of the oven, they should still be fairly firm. Peel the beetroot then chop them as finely as possible (remember this is a rustic dip so you don’t want to pure`e them, but you don’t want chunks of beetroot either), feel free to use a food processor for this part. Place it in a bowl.IMG_7167
  6. Finely chop the second clove of garlic and add it to the beetroot bowl with the cumin, Greek yoghurt, salt and lemon juice. Stir well.
  7. Serve. This will go nicely with water crackers or crispbreadIMG_5137

This has a very vibrant purple color so it is best served with a complimentary colored garnish which in this case is green.

Enjoy this one guys! It is great for a party or a snack, the possibilities are endless!

Thank you for all your support, thanks for leaving a like and feel free to comment any questions or suggestions! See you in the next one.

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One Response to Rustic, Vibrant Roast Beetroot Dip

  1. Hi matt, thank you very much for this recipe! I made this at home the other night and absolutely loved the taste and color! Not to mention how healthy it is for you! Thank you very much! Every one needs to make this! It is so easy! x


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