Beetroot, cumin and feta dip

Beetroot, cumin and feta dip

Nutritional Benefits

  1. Beetroot: High in vitamins A and C, folate, and fiber. It also contains antioxidants and nitrates that can help lower blood pressure and improve exercise performance.
  2. Cumin: Contains antioxidants and has antibacterial properties. It may also aid digestion and help control blood sugar levels.
  3. Feta Cheese: High in protein and calcium. It also provides vitamins A and B12. However, it is also high in sodium, so it should be consumed in moderation.


  1. 3 medium-sized beetroots, peeled and diced
  2. 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  3. 200 grams feta cheese, crumbled
  4. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  5. 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  6. Juice of 1 lemon
  7. Salt and pepper to taste

Processing Steps

  1. Step 1: Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Place the diced beetroots on a baking tray and drizzle with olive oil. Roast for about 30 minutes or until tender.
  2. Step 2: In a small pan, toast the cumin seeds over medium heat until fragrant. Remove from heat and let them cool.
  3. Step 3: In a food processor, combine the roasted beetroots, toasted cumin seeds, crumbled feta cheese, minced garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  4. Step 4: Transfer the dip to a serving bowl and garnish with a drizzle of olive oil and some extra crumbled feta cheese.

Tips and Recommendations

When serving the dip, you can accompany it with toasted pita bread, carrot sticks, or cucumber slices. It also goes well as a spread on sandwiches or as a topping for grilled meats.

To make the dip spicier, you can add a pinch of chili flakes or a dash of hot sauce. Adjust the seasoning according to your taste preferences.

When preparing the recipe, make sure to wear gloves when handling the beetroots to avoid staining your hands. The dip can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Shopping List:

  1. 3 medium-sized beetroots
  2. 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  3. 200 grams feta cheese
  4. Olive oil
  5. 2 cloves of garlic
  6. 1 lemon
  7. Salt
  8. Pepper
  9. Toasted pita bread (optional)
  10. Carrot sticks (optional)
  11. Cucumber slices (optional)
  12. Chili flakes (optional)
  13. Hot sauce (optional)

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