Thursday, January 20, 2011

Roasted Beetroot dip

I went to a party recently and tasted a homemade beetroot dip - yum - that is my inspiration. I 'googled' a recipe and found one that sounded like it would be full of flavour.
Roasting beetroots is something that scared me for some unknown reason - maybe just because it is unknown! But so easy, and they come out looking so delicious!
I roasted the beetroots one day and made the dip the next.

The final product was vibrant in colour and had a gentle sweet taste. The problem was the aftertaste. "Earthy" is how my gracious husband described it, otherwise known as tasting like 'dirt'!
I think maybe it is because the beetroot i bought wasn't freshly rooted from the garden? (i'm pretty sure it would have hung around for a while in our small local fruit and vege shop)
I will try this again now i know if i grow my own beetroot i will be able to cook them :)



  1. I'm not a huge earth beetroot lover but I have found success with really small beetroot. I'm not sure if they taste less earthy or not but the last few batches have been nicer and less "earthy".

  2. I came across your site from the foodieblogroll and I'd love to guide Foodista readers to your site. I hope you could add this beet widget at the end of this post so we could add you in our list of food bloggers who blogged about beet,Thanks!

  3. I love beetroot. We boil them and serve them with a yogurt/garlic dip. I believe this dip tastes equally great.

  4. Today i used some of this dip i had frozen on Nigella's Crustless Pizza, it was delicious.


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