Party Food: Beany Beetroot Dip

Training: Body PumpIMG_7108 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 … IMG_7131 (The crispers are also jammed packed full) And bench fillers! IMG_7133 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. IMG_7099 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. IMG_7100 Beetroot and lemon juice. IMG_7101 Yoghurt and fresh dill. IMG_7102 Processed until combined. IMG_7103 With a little texture remaining. I really love how vibrant this dip is! IMG_7107 The flavour was sweet from the beetroot, yet there was also a lingering tartness from the yoghurt. IMG_7114 And a creamy texture owing to the beans. IMG_7106 Seriously, why buy store bought when homemade is this fuss-free!? IMG_7113 IMG_7125IMG_7121 I transferred the prepared dip into an air tight container – and will keep it in the fridge until Saturday’s party. IMG_7126 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
  1. 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 🙂

17 thoughts on “Party Food: Beany Beetroot Dip

  1. Never tried a beetroot dip, but I think I will now.

    My Favorite dip. I don't know what it's called but my dads girl friend makes a fish and gerkin dip.

  2. this is awesome. I spotted some beetroot at the farmers market last weekend. Hopefully there will be some this weekend. I havent been able to take my mind off what I can do with beetroots. this dip looks fantastic

  3. This beetroot dip is just right up my alley. Somehow, I have a thing for brightly coloured foods. I'm bookmarking this recipe for sure!

  4. Beets are seriously one of my favorite vegetables. Such a beautiful color, and that dip looks absolutely gorgeous. I would imagine the beans add great flavor and a nice smooth texture as well. Very nice!

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