Easy Healthy Beet Dip with Greek Yogurt |
Check out this easy and delicious beet dip recipe! I thought I would put together a quick recipe for a beet dip with a few simple ingredients to make it nice and healthy. This dip is also a great low fat alternative to a cheese or cream cheese dip.
The holidays are coming up soon, and that means many of us will be trying to eat healthy foods. One of the most delicious and healthy ways to add a little bit of sweetness is a beet dip; combined with Greek yogurt, this dip is healthy and delicious.
Beets are a healthy food that can be added to any meal. This easy recipe is very healthy and nutritious.. Read more about beetroot dip and let us know what you think.
I urge you to get out your food processor and try this delicious beet dip with Greek yogurt if you try no other dish on this site. The beets’ sweet, earthy taste balances out the acidity of the Greek yogurt, and the red pepper flakes provide just enough heat to make this a complete hit. If you serve this at a party, the bright hue will attract your visitors and make them believe you are a culinary master extraordinaire. If all of this isn’t enough to persuade you, the nutritional value of beets is another compelling argument to include them into your diet.
Nutritional Values of Fresh Beets
When it comes to beets, there are typically two sides to the story. There are some who adore beets and others who despise them. Great job to all of us who are already including this root vegetable into our meals! Beets are packed with nutrients. Folate, manganese, fiber, potassium, iron, and vitamins C and B6 are all abundant in beets. Beets, which are high in antioxidants, are said to help with inflammation, detoxification, and heart health. Surprisingly, beets have long been credited with Russians’ excellent health and long lives, owing to their borscht intake. Is there a decent borscht recipe out there? LOL.
Greek Yogurt Dip with Beets
Pita bread is served with a nutritious raw beet and Greek yogurt dip.
1 day 15 minutes total time
- 1 big peeled and sliced beet
- 1 lemon, plus a second for juicing and zesting
- 1 cup roasted walnuts, plus extra for garnish
- pomegranate molasses, 1 tbsp
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper
- 1 big peeled and sliced garlic clove
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
- 1/2 cup More Virgin Olive Oil plus a little extra for drizzling
- 1 cup strained Greek yogurt for serving
- Pita bread is used to serve.
Place the Greek yogurt in a cheese cloth or a clean kitchen towel to drain at least one day before serving this dip. Refrigerate for at least one night.
In a food processor, combine the beets, walnuts, lemon juice, molasses, red pepper flakes, garlic, and salt. Pulse on high, scraping down the sides as required, until the beets and nuts are finely chopped. Blend in the remaining EVOO until a rough paste forms. As needed, season with more salt, pepper, or lemon juice.
Place the Greek yogurt in a bowl and smooth the top with a spoon. On top of the yogurt, spread the beet mixture. A sprinkle of EVOO, more walnuts, and lemon zest finish the meal. Serve with pita bread on the side.
If you have a Middle Eastern market or store nearby, you may save time draining the yogurt by using Labneh, a Middle Eastern yogurt.
Greek Yogurt Dip with Beets
Per Serving Amount
256 calories 207 calories come from fat.
daily value in percent*
35% fat (23 grams)
Saturated Fat: 3 g/19 %
Cholesterol is a substance that contains one milligram of cholesterol per milliliter of blood.
Sodium 332mg (14% sodium)
Potassium (K) 234mg7%
Carbohydrates account for 93% of the total.
2g8 percent fiber
5g6 percent sugar
6 g (12 %) protein
85IU2 percent vitamin A
9.2 mg (11%) vitamin C
Calcium (51%, 51mg)
0.9 milligrams per milliliter of iron
* Percent Daily Values (%DV) are calculated using a 2000-calorie diet.
Recipe for Beet Dip
This dip reminded me of cherries when I first tried it. It’s difficult for me to quit eating cherries once I start. This drop had the same impact as the previous one. It’s alluring, tempting you to keep eating like a trapped shipwreck survivor. When you’re stranded on an island with no food, this dip appears right before your eyes. All you have to do now is eat it.
This healthy, creamy beet dip recipe is a hearty recipe that’s an easy appetizer–not too messy, and the speed and ease of preparation makes this dip perfect for parties, tailgating, or just a relaxing snack!. Read more about greek beetroot dip and let us know what you think.