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. http://www.bestrecipes.com.au/recipe/Roasted-Beetroot-Dip-L972.html
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 :)