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BEETROOT AND TAHINI DIP

by in Recipes March 15, 2019

When I was in London in February, my daughter and I went to a lovely Middle Eastern restaurant called Ceru.  We ate lots of things there and as part of our meal had a Beetroot Dip which was delicious.   So I thought I would try and make it with the Beetroot still growing in my garden.  I have no idea if it is all the same ingredients as Ceru’s, but I got the inspiration from there and my version tasted very good anyway.

  • 5 Beetroot – wrapped in a parchment parcel, then covered in tin foil and roasted in the oven for 1 1/4 hours until cooked through
  • 2 Tablespoons of Tahini
  • 2 Tablespoons of Unsweetened Greek Yoghurt (can leave this out for a dairy free/ vegan version, and it still tastes delicious as I tried it without it first to check!)
  • Juice of 1 small Lemon
  • Large clove of Garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Mint Leaves – a handful
  • Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper to taste

Place all the ingredients into a food processor and whizz until it is smooth.

Enjoy as you would any Dip !!

I bought these baby cucumbers in Lidl and they were delicious with it (really crunchy)  and excellent as a portable snack for school or work.

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