I like a lot of things about this dip:
It’s hot pink
It looks gorgeous
It’s creamy, rich, earthy, and just salty enough
Did I mention that it’s pink?
Inspiration for this dip came in the least sexy of places…the supermarket aisle. Yes, as I wrestled with a trolley with a wonky wheel (is it only me that always seems to pick that one?) I saw out of the corner of my eye this gorgeous bright pink dip. I mean, it’s pretty easy to stand out on the dips aisle if you aren’t beige and made of chickpea! So I grabbed the pot, looked at the ingredients and realised that this was something I could easily make at home.
Don’t get me wrong, I often buy things from the supermarket that I could easily make at home. However much I may love cooking, I have to be honest (and realistic!) and say that sometimes there are days when I don’t want to get in the kitchen, and others when I just don’t have the time. And that’s totally okay!
But in this instance, I wanted to give this dip a whirl myself, so I scooted off to get the ingredients, and the results were absolutely delicious.
I love whipping this up and having it with lots of crunchy fresh veggies. It also makes a great lunch for when I want something light but delicious.
This is also fab to make when you have guests coming over. It looks so gorgeous, and people always ask for the recipe. Serve with crisps, pitta, crudités, or falafel…and just let people dip away and talk about how talented you are in the kitchen.
That’s my kind of party 🙂
- 200g cooked beetroot
- 50g feta cheese
- 20g tahini
- drizzle olive oil
- 1 tsp sesame seeds, black or white or a mixture
- 1 lemon zest and juice
- salt and pepper
- In a food processor, add the beetroot, feta cheese, tahini and lemon juice. Blend until completely smooth, adding a tablespoon of water if needed to get it going but don’t water it down too much as you want it nice and thick – like humous.
- Lightly toast the sesame seeds in a dry pan over a medium heat and set aside to cool.
- Stir the sesame seeds in by hand and give the dip a good seasoning with salt and pepper.