I’m sure you’re looking at this photo thinking, “What in the world did she make now?”
I’m taking a little break from my Holiday Cookie Countdown to share some savory holiday recipes I’ve been testing. I can totally see this Roasted Beet White Bean Dip as an appetizer at a holiday party or a snack on Christmas Eve while you’re hanging out with family. The color itself is perfect for the holidays and it packs a healthy punch of those nutrients we all know we need during this sweet-driven season.
This beautiful neon pink dip is actually chock full of super foods, very easy to make, and is naturally festive for your holiday table! After experimenting with beets one day, I realized they really are the perfect natural food coloring. I mean, how beautiful is this color? And it’s made purely from plant-based ingredients. That’s just too cool!
Before this experiment, I must admit, I had never cooked beets before. Like ever. I liked them, but had absolutely no idea how to use them, how to roast them, or even how to clean them! So to help you out, I’ve put some explicit instructions and photos on how to roast beets in my directions (just in case you’re an amateur like me :)).
Back to this dip— it is so delicious! It tastes almost like a hummus, but you get that earthiness from the beets with a zing of lemon mixed in. What a balance of flavors! It’s a beautifully clean and simple way to add some plant-based protein into your snack or meal. Also, it pairs perfectly with some whole wheat pita, but I also think you could try some raw veggies, pita chips, or top your favorite veggie burger with it!