Roasted Beet Dip

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Roasted Beet Dip

Servings 2 cups

Ingredients

  • Ingredients:
  • 4 large red beets
  • 2 teaspoons roasted garlic puree
  • ¼ cup greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt, plus more to taste
  • pinch of black pepper
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, plus more to taste
  • 4 ounces goat cheese
  • optional:
  • fresh cilantro
  • za’atar spice blend

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Wash and dry beets well (do not peel). Season with salt and olive oil.

Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Arrange beets in pan in a single layer and roast for 45 minutes to 1 hour; until fork tender.

Allow beets to cool; enough to be able to peel skin off with your hands. Place peeled beets, roasted garlic, greek yogurt, lemon juice and salt + pepper into a high-speed blender or food processor; puree until well combined. Slowly pour in olive oil. Taste and adjust yogurt, lemon juice and/or salt, pepper, if needed. Transfer to serving bowl.

Place softened goat cheese, olive oil and salt in small bowl. Combine until well mixed.

Garnish Dip with a spoonful of the goat cheese mixture, fresh cilantro and za’atar. Enjoy with crackers, crusty bread, pita chips or veggies!