Monday, 15 July 2013

Beetroot and Orange Dip

Move over hummus there is a new kid in town, and he goes by the name of Root. Beetroot.

I am such a huge fan of hummus, I just slather in on anything I can get my hands on. Wraps, crackers, carrots, hell even just on the side of my plate of chips, I just love the stuff! However I think I may have slightly over done it, and well frankly, I’m little sick of the stuff. So I needed a new fix, a quick grab out of the fridge, now fuss dip.

While I was on holiday, and was in a restaurant, I saw Beetroot and Orange salad on the menu sadly I didn’t try it as I was lured away by the steak (sorry but steak vs salad for dinner? Yeah such a tough decision). However the flavour combo stuck with me, so of course I had to try it, and boy am I glad I did! And so will you now.

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To make you will need:
  • 4 ready cooked beetroots
  • 3 tbsp crème fraîche
  • 1 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • 1 orange
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ½ tsp dried mint
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First, dice the beetroot into smaller chunks, 8th’s will be fine, and put into a blender.

Then roll the orange on a hard surface, peel and squeeze out the juice into the blender.

Then add all the rest of the ingredients and give it a good whiz. Serve.

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One of the most simple snacks you could possibly make, and perfect for all those lazy summer picnics I hope your having.

I am still tempted to have a go at making my own hummus, see if that reignites the passion in our relationship. Have you ever made it? Is it easy? Let me know below.

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  1. I love beetroot this sounds so yummy need to make it

    Carrieanne x

  2. This looks beautiful. I adore beets. They're such a beautiful colour.

    1. I know, I was so pleased at the colour, I was worried that with the yogurt it might go slightly pale pink, but no beetroot is just so vivid. I had a few friends over, and the colour just draws people in! xx

  3. This looks really good, and I just love the vibrant color of beets!
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  4. Like the presentation it looks delicious will definetly try it out.

    1. If you do, let me know, would love to see! xx

  5. This has to be the prettiest dip I've ever seen! Definitely a party piece! Thanks for the comment lady and nice to find your lovely blog too :) x

  6. Oooh, I am intrigued, if anything by the gorgeous color of the dip. It sounds delicious too!

  7. This looks absolutely amazing! Tried to follow but google friend connect wouldn't load :( Will try again soon x

  8. yummmmmm! looks delicious and healthy, i'll definitely be making this soon, thank you for the recipe!

    she goes wear


  9. Oh my goodness, this sounds amazing, and I have all the ingredients in my fridge....might test it out now!



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