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From Our kitchen Beetroot Dip

"Bright and zesty, this dip is a welcome addition to any picnic, or wonderful to take with you to parties for an entrée, with some fresh crunchy bread or cut up vegetables. You can use bought cooked beetroot but it’s best to roast it yourself if you have the time."

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Recipe, photography and introduction by Harriet Davidson


3 roasted beetroot, roughly chopped

1 tbsp tahini

2 large garlic cloves

1/2 cup yoghurt (Greek or coconut)

1/2 tsp nigella seed

1/4 cup olive oil

1/2 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp coriander

Juice of half a lemon

Salt and pepper



1 tsp nigella seed

Soft herbs (dill, parsley or mint)



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To roast beetroot, preheat oven to 180C degrees. Scrub and cut off heads of beets before wrapping each individually with foil. Place in oven for 30 minutes, or until soft when poked all the way through. Let cool.


For dip, place all ingredients in a blender, except for the olive oil. Blend on a high speed until combined before drizzling in the olive oil, with motor running. Taste and season with salt and pepper before giving it one last blitz.


To serve, place dip in Extra Small or Small Bowl  and top with nigella seeds and herbs. Serve with fresh bread or crudités.




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