Saturday, January 2, 2016

Roasted Beet & White Bean Dip #Recipe @Peg Cochran

I know what you're thinking.  I don't NEED another dip recipe.  The holidays are over.  New Year's is past.  I'm on a diet.  Yes, but...will you be hosting your book group this month?  Or your knitting club?  Or having a party for Super Bowl Sunday?  Or taking something to a potluck?  See?  You're going to need this twist on the standard hummus recipe.

1/2 lb. medium red beets, cleaned and trimmed
1 15-ounce can white beans
2 TBLS tahini
1 TBLS fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. minced garlic (or to taste)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper (or to taste)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Wrap beets in foil.  Place on a baking sheet (in case they leak) and bake for one hour until tender when pierced with a fork.  (Don't assess tenderness by squeezing the beets--they will still feel hard even though a knife pierces them easily.)

Wrap beets in foil
Ready for the oven

As soon as beets are cool enough, peel and coarsely chop.  
Add to food processor with rest of ingredients.  
Taste and add more salt or garlic as necessary.

Blend until smooth. Chill, drizzle with olive oil if desired and serve with pita chips

I found this made a LOT of dip.  I'm going to experiment with freezing some so that I have it on hand next time I need an appetizer for company or a party.

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  1. Thank you for the dip recipe for it sounds tasty.

  2. you are right Peg, we did need another dip recipe--thanks!

  3. That color is amazing! It would be hard to miss at a party. And the blend of spices sounds great (when did I fall in love with cumin?).

    1. Just be really, really careful not to get the beet juice on anything white. Better yet cook while wearing all black or red!

  4. This sounds great -- and what color! Thanks, Peg!

  5. How did you know I had beets in the frig and was trying to figure out what to do with them?
    This looks fabulous and sounds like it will taste wonderful.
    Well done and thanks.

  6. I love roasted beets, and the color of this dip is incredible! Thanks for the recipe!