Recipe: Roast Beetroot & Feta Dip

As we hurtle towards Christmas I’m starting to think of what I can make for all the upcoming work gatherings, catchups with friends and the like. As I’m much more of a savoury tooth than a sweet tooth (is that even what it’s called? A savoury tooth?!) I like to be in charge of salads and dips, so today I thought I’d share a recipe for one of my new favourites – roast beetroot & feta dip!

Not only is this dip absolutely bursting with flavour, it’s also makes a pretty gorgeous addition to any table of food! It takes a little longer to pull together than something like a simple hummus, but most of that time is just waiting for the beetroot and garlic to roast, so it’s not too bad. You might just want some gloves ready to avoid the ol’ stained pink fingers that comes with roasting beetroot!

Roast Beetroot & Feta DipIngredients List

  • 4 small beetroot (approximately 600g)
  • Head of garlic
  • 160g feta
  • Juice of a lemon
  • 3tbs fresh dill (plus more for garnish)
  • Salt

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 180C
  2. Trim the roots from the beetroot and chop the top off the garlic. Place on a tray, drizzle with a little oil and roast.
  3. After 30 minutes remove the garlic and set aside. Roast the beetroot for another 30 minutes then leave to cool (the beetroot should be soft enough to insert a skewer the whole way through)
  4. Peel away the skin of the beetroot (here’s where the gloves come in handy!) and chop into pieces. Squeeze the roasted garlic from its skin and place in a food processor with the beetroot.
  5. Add the feta, lemon juice and finely chopped dill and blitz to combine. Taste, then season with salt.
  6. Enjoy!

Roast Beetroot & Feta Dip

This is one of those dips that gets better after being left for a few hours in the fridge, so it’s an excellent make-ahead option which is definitely helpful at this time of year! Roasting the beetroot might be a bit fiddly and messy, but I think it’s worth the effort for the delicious flavour you end up with, plus that gorgeous colour doesn’t hurt either!

Roast Beetroot & Feta Dip

Roast Beetroot & Feta Dip

Do you prefer to bring sweet or savoury food to parties? Fancy giving this beetroot & feta dip a try?!

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26 Comments on Recipe: Roast Beetroot & Feta Dip

  1. merilyn
    November 10, 2014 at 7:04 am (5 years ago)

    I love this dip! thankyou liz!
    delicious, healthy and pretty, what more could you want! have a good week! love m:)X

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      November 11, 2014 at 12:43 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks Merilyn! I hope this week is treating you well xx

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  2. Lucy @ Bake Play Smile
    November 10, 2014 at 8:30 am (5 years ago)

    Yum!! This is one of my fave dips. We planted beetroot in our veggie garden this year and I totally forgot about it and when I pulled them out the other day one was absolutely massive!!!! The others will be perfect for this dip though. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Lucy @ Bake Play Smile recently posted…Lemon & Coconut Slice – New & Improved

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      November 11, 2014 at 12:44 pm (5 years ago)

      Oh I wish I had space to grow things like beetroot! I hope you like it! xx

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        • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
          November 17, 2014 at 8:14 pm (5 years ago)

          Oh that’s so good to hear, thanks lovely! xx

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  3. Lila
    November 10, 2014 at 8:49 am (5 years ago)

    Looks delicious Liz!

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      November 11, 2014 at 12:44 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks lovely xx

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      November 11, 2014 at 12:45 pm (5 years ago)

      It really is a gorgeous colour! I just have to make sure I’m not wearing white when I eat it!

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      November 11, 2014 at 12:45 pm (5 years ago)

      Super easy – as most dips are! xx

      Reply
  4. Elizabeth
    November 11, 2014 at 2:35 pm (5 years ago)

    Beetroot’s one of my favorite vegetables so I love the look of this dip. Christmas bearing down on us is a scary thought though.
    Elizabeth recently posted…Vegetarian party sausage rolls

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      November 12, 2014 at 7:52 am (5 years ago)

      It is a scary thought isn’t it!

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  5. Bele @ BlahBlah
    November 11, 2014 at 3:47 pm (5 years ago)

    Oh, yum. I LOVE beetroot and this dip looks desquishess. I did have to laugh because I just posted my beetroot tinted lip balm recipe, but I could eat your dip and get the same results šŸ˜‰

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      November 12, 2014 at 7:58 am (5 years ago)

      Great minds hey!

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  6. Annaleis
    November 12, 2014 at 3:24 pm (5 years ago)

    I love your version of this recipe. Off to search out some beetroot.
    Annaleis recently posted…{WW} St Georges Beach

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      November 12, 2014 at 4:01 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks! I hope you like it!

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      November 12, 2014 at 7:12 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks Malinda!

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      November 12, 2014 at 7:13 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks for hosting!

      Reply
  7. Pearl - Pretty Mayhem
    November 15, 2014 at 11:58 am (5 years ago)

    I have a savoury tooth too(I don’t know if that’s what it’s called but I like the sound of it anyway ;). Your dip looks both pretty and delicious, I can’t wait to try the recipe!
    Pearl – Pretty Mayhem recently posted…Happy Hour: Limoncello Cocktail

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      November 16, 2014 at 4:40 pm (5 years ago)

      Savoury tooth just makes me think of sabre tooth tigers, but I’m going to stick with it anyway! Thanks for your lovely comment!

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      November 19, 2014 at 7:36 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks for hosting!

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