Not everyone is addicted to beetroot, I get it. I have friends who will run away just at the thought of it, because as a child they were forced to eat them. Promise Melli, for you I will find something else, something without beetroot. Then fortunately there are also people like me who love beetroot in any form, like this vegan Beetroot Dip.
They make good carpaccio, salad, juice and I am determined to find more recipes then those. Food is pleasure, preferably eaten with friends and not alone. This is exactly why I love dinner that pretty much consists of snacks. What does that mean? For me it is having little things on the table, from yummy olives, salad, great bread, good ham, salami and cheese, and of course different dips. For such an evening with friends I have together this recipe.
My vegan Beetroot dip came to use last weekend, as I had some of my dearest friends over for dinner. We were waiting for one person while the other was already starving just for those moments the beetroot dip was perfect. We could prevent worse and Ghazi did not starve but dipped the cracker into the beetroot dip. Many of my recipes are suitable to host guests, which it is simply because I love to have guests. To cook for one alone is simply not the same as if you are sitting at a beautifully set table with friends.
The beetroot is actually related to the sugar beet and chard. You can not only eat the tuber but also the delicious leaves when they are as fresh as on my picture. Unfortunately, one rarely gets beetroot with green. The red color comes through the glycoside Betanin from the group betalaine. For centuries this fact was used for dyeing things red. I therefore urgently recommendwhen cooking with beetroot, relying on disposable gloves. Otherwise, not so easy getting the color of your fingers then you do know why its is also used for dyeing.
Beetroot is high in potassium, iron and vitamin B. Beetroot further has a lot of nitrates that can have a lowering-effect on blood pressure. It can promote the circulation and therefore while working out the heart needs less oxygen. You could consider beetroot juice a sports drink. If you are still no beetroot fan, maybe try the recipe for homemade Hummus.
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- 1/2 cup Cashew Nuts
- 1/2 cup Walnuts
- 1 cup Beetroot Fresh – Cooked or roasted, raw works as well.
- 2 tbsp. Nutrional yeast
- Sea Salt
- Soak the nuts in cold water for at least 5 hours. Poor the water away.
- Add all ingredients to the blender, turn on high volume and let it run until you have a creamy texture. If the texture is too thick you can add a little bit of water just be careful not to put too much in at once or you have a soup.
- Season with salt and pepper.
The spread, dip should be kept in a lid container and be used within a week.