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RECIPE: Colorful Beet Dip


A colorful and yummy beet dip. Photo
courtesy Dole.com.

 

We love beets in every form: baked, Harvard, pickled, beet ravioli, steamed beats, soup (borscht is Russian beet soup), in gourmet appetizer recipes, in green salads, with goat cheese and endive…even beet ice cream (substitute beets in a strawberry ice cream recipe) and beet cake (food trivia: the original—and best—red velvet cake recipes got their red hue from beets, not food color).

You can even enjoy beet juice in cocktails: a beet Martini or this beet Mojito, for example.

Now, here’s another way to enjoy beets: as a dip with crudités or a bread spread. The recipe is courtesy Dole Foods.

It’s a beautiful color for Easter or any other festive occasion.

 

 

BEET DIP & SPREAD

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound red beets (1 large), peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 large scallion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup (packed) chopped fresh spinach
  • 8 ounces nonfat cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons snipped chives
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    Beet dip with cucumber ribbons on skewers. Photo courtesy Dole.com.
     
    Preparation

    1. PULSE beets in bowl or food processor wuth scallion and spinach, until finely chopped.

    2. ADD cream cheese, lemon juice and salt, and process until well-blended, leaving some texture in dip. Transfer to bowl and stir in chives.

    3. SERVE as a dip with crudités or as a spread on toasted french bread.

      




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