Beetroot dip

This beetroot dip recipe is easy, simple and versatile. It’s a dairy free recipe you can use as an entrée or as an accompaniment to any main meal. It’s also a great healthy snack idea.

PREP TIME: 5 mins COOK TIME: 60 mins


  • 1¾ cup (200g) cashews (walnuts, macadamias)
  • 400g beetroot (2 medium)
  • 1 handful basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup olive oil


  1. Pre heat oven to 180°C.
  2. Wash the beetroot.
  3. Place the beetroot on a large piece of foil and drizzle with olive oil.
  4. Wrap the beetroot in the foil and bake at 180°C for 1 hour. It is cooked when slightly soft to the touch or you can slide a sharp knife through easily.
  5. After the beetroot is cooked, chop it into chunks and place in a blender.
  6. Add all other ingredients and blend until smooth.
  7. Turn mix into a small serving bowl, cool in fridge, then garnish with a sprig of parsley or mint and serve.
  8. Serve as an accompaniment to Chicken pancakes.


This recipe also works without nuts; leave them out of the recipe and increase the beetroot quantity by 200g. Add 2 teaspoons of cumin seeds, half a handful of extra basil and juice from 1 lemon.

If you are entertaining you can serve a beautiful trio of dips; have a look at these two: Dairy free basil pesto and Hummus dip.

Dietary Requirements

Gluten Free  |  Dairy Free  |  Sugar Free  |  Yeast Free  |  Soy Free  |  Egg Free  |  Vegetarian

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