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Hard to Beet Dip Gluten Free

Prep Time: 20 minMakes: 8-10 servings

A creamy, zesty dip made from local beets


  • 28-oz of canned, roasted or steamed beets, skinned and sliced
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ⅙ cup (40 ml) plain yogurt
  • ⅛ cup (30 ml) tahini (sesame-seed paste)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp salt
  • pepper, to taste


  • Drain the beets. Remove the skin from the garlic clove.
  • Place the beets, garlic, yogurt, tahini, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a food processor. Process until the mixture is smooth and well blended.
  • Serve in ¼ cup (50-mL) servings. Carrot sticks, celery sticks, and apple slices go well with this dip mixture.
Taken from: "Select Nova Scotia" at