Super Food Beetroot Dip to Make You Glow Like You Just Had Sex.

Super Food Beetroot Dip to Make You Glow Like You Just Had Sex.

Quite recently I bought a little bench top food processor, because I’m really lazy and I hate finely chopping food. I’m so lazy that when I eat carrots, I eat the whole damn thing like a horse, without cutting it into sticks, jamming that bad boy in my hommus like a boss. So I bought a food processor to aid in my new years resolution to not eat like a neanderthal.

I’m a total wannabe vegetarian (as in I love vegetables but I also love delicious and expensive organic meat) and as such I’m always looking for ways to eat copious amounts of vegetables without eating endless bowls of greens. I’m also funny about fat and sugar in my diet so store-bought dips usually aren’t my forte.

I’ve been experimenting and I’ve come up with a COMPLETELY guilt free dip that you can eat a whole bowl of and not have to buy jeans in the next size up. I’ve been eating this by the bucket load all week and I feel kind of amazing.


What You Need

A food processor

450gm can of whole baby beetroot (try to get low salt and sugar options but if this is an issue for you just boil your own fresh beetroot)

A bunch of coriander

3 Garlic cloves

1 teaspoon of cumin

Salt and Pepper to taste

2 tablespoons of non-fat natural yogurt

2 tablespoons of lemon juice

What You Do 

Throw all ingredients into your processor and blend that bitch!

Notes

Coriander chops best solo, so start with that and then add the rest. Also I have a teeny tiny food processor so I tend to blend in stages. If you have a giant mofo food processor, then go hard my friend. You can also skip the yogurt if you aren’t dairy friendly.


A Few Words About Beetroot and Coriander. 

They are two of the most underrated foods in the history of underrating foods. Coriander acts as a natural preservative which means this dip will keep for a few days in the fridge and in Iranian herbal medicine, coriander is administered to relieve anxiety and insomnia. Beetroot is just a purple ball of antioxidant awesomeness and it’s also a food that’s amazing for your blood which means increased protection against stroke and heart disease.

If you’re interest in going totally organic on this recipe visit Taste.com’s How to Prepare Beetroot page.

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Also, today’s featured image comes from the Raw Colour Exhibition. Swoon.

 

 

 

Carly is the founding editor of Smaggle which launched in 2007 back when blogging was weird. She has appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Cosmopolitan and Cleo magazines. Hoop earrings are totally her thing and she almost got run over by Myf Warhurst while out jogging one day.

10 Comments

  1. Nikki Parkinson 3 years ago

    Yum! I’m so making this. I make all my own dips too. Can’t do store ones anymore. X

  2. Sig 3 years ago

    Hahaha I love your cooking instructions. Simple and to the point :P

    I make my own hommus too – can’t go back to buying store bought since I’ve realised how easy it is. I love coriander so will try this :D

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      Carly Jacobs 3 years ago

      Corriander is the bomb. 

  3. Harlow 3 years ago

    Love this recipe!!! I am a big fan of beetroot and eat bowl fulls of it boiled and grated with the teenist spoon of natural yogurt mixed in. I’ll have to give this a try, though without the bread as I am desperately trying to loose weight!

    Also, I was just wondering if you knew about the miricale that is “slim pasta”? If you don’t know about it yet, it is this noodle/spaghetti stuff and the entire pack is only 30 calories, THIRTY CALORIES!!!!! I’d love to know if you’ve tried it before and how you prepare it :)

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      Carly Jacobs 3 years ago

      No I haven’t tried OR heard of it! Looking it up right now!

  4. Lau 3 years ago

    I made this and it was amazeballs, took it to a bbq and it got demolished, I will forever be remembered as that girl who made that amazing beetroot dip, so thankyou darling!
    xoxo

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      Carly Jacobs 3 years ago

      Oh yay! I’m so glad you liked it! 

  5. lulu 3 years ago

    I hardly ever chop up carrots either. Peel and meal, I say.

  6. Marsc83 3 years ago

    I just bought a jar of beetroot. Love the stuff!

    Maria xx
    http://www.cheekypinktulip.blogspot.com

  7. Deb 2 years ago

    I eat beetroot dip every day, but store bought. You have just blown my mind.

    and now I need a food processor.

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