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scooping up beet dip with pita chip

easy roasted beet dip

  • Author: Jackie Newgent
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


You can’t “beet” this! While I adore hummus (and so many other classic dips), I whip up this easy roasted beet dip when I want a change of taste — or a pop of vibrant color — or both. I love that all it takes is three plant-based ingredients—beets, tahini, and lemon juice — plus sea salt. It’s got the perfect touch of savoriness and hint of natural sweetness, too. Plus, it’s party friendly and beyond gorgeous to look at!


Units Scale
  • 1 large (about 15-ounce) beet without leaves
  • 1/2 cup tahini, unsalted
  • Juice of 1 lemon (3 tablespoons)*
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • A generous pinch of freshly ground, pan-toasted coriander seeds (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350° Wrap the beet in recycled aluminum foil. Roast until cooked through, about 1 hour 20 minutes. Set aside for 15 minutes. Then remove foil. Chill the unpeeled beet overnight in a covered glass bowl or container.
  2. Scrape off the beet skin with the back of a paring knife. Roughly chop the beet. Makes about 2 cups packed (14 ounces) roasted chopped beet.
  3. Add the chopped beet along with any residual juices, tahini, lemon juice, salt, and (if using) ground coriander to a blender. Puree on high speed until velvety smooth, at least 2 minutes. (Hint: If you need to add liquid for a thinner dip, ideally choose brewed unsweetened jasmine green tea and blend in by the teaspoon.)
  4. Transfer to a glass container or serving bowl, cover, and chill until ready to serve.


*Hint: If you enjoy citrusy zing, grated zest from the lemon, too!

  • Category: Dip
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, American


  • Serving Size: about 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 90
  • Sugar: 3g includes 0g added sugars
  • Sodium: 270mg
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 7g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 0g

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