Training: Body Pump Holy moly – today was a busy one. Lucky I went to the gym before work (Body Pump) as the rest of my day was "go go go" pretty much from the time I got up until bed time. Although, I must admit, when things are hectic the super-organiser in me appears. So my day might have been busy, but it was certainly productive. Part of the reason today was so fill was that after work I hit the shops to buy the necessary ingredients for the party this weekend. And, rather unsurprisingly, the ingredients to cater for 110+ people are quite the fridge … (The crispers are also jammed packed full) And bench fillers! Yes those are (shamefully) packet cake mixes. But all will be revealed over the coming days 😉 While making the party salads were not on the cards tonight, the appetisers certainly were. After all, one of the keys to stress-free parties is making what you can in advance. So, dip I did. While I would normally spend time roasting fresh beetroot, given I was short on time (and wasn’t really in the mood for a hand-staining) I opted for tinned baby beets instead. Or, as I like to call them…convenience in a can. Into the food processor went beans and spices. Beetroot and lemon juice. Yoghurt and fresh dill. Processed until combined. With a little texture remaining. I really love how vibrant this dip is! The flavour was sweet from the beetroot, yet there was also a lingering tartness from the yoghurt. And a creamy texture owing to the beans. Seriously, why buy store bought when homemade is this fuss-free!? I transferred the prepared dip into an air tight container – and will keep it in the fridge until Saturday’s party. It doesn’t get any simpler than that 😉 Beany Beetroot Dip This vibrant dip is easy to make, and delicious to eat, and would make a welcomed addition to any party. Serve it with crackers or vegetable sticks , or even use it as a sandwich filler!
- 1 can cannellini beans (drained and rinsed)
- 1 can baby beets (drained and rinsed)
- 1 tbs ground cumin
- 1/2 tbs ground cinnamon
- 1 tbs lemon juice
- 2 tbs dill, chopped
- 1/2 cup yoghurt
- Process all ingredients in a food processor until combined and you have reached your desired consistency.
What about you? What is your favourite dip? Happy Baking 🙂