Walnut Beet Dip

Walnut Beet Dip

Walnut Beet Dip

When I was working at a local food co-op last time, a woman came in and asked for walnuts. We were out of walnuts for a couple of weeks and I wanted to get some, too. She added if there were walnuts, she wanted to make Walnut Beet Dip and it is really good. This idea was in my head today. I googled for Walnut Beet Dip recipes on web. I printed out 3, and ended up making up my own. The result? Awesome. The color is beautiful and slightly sweet from beets.

Ingredients:
1 lb beets
1 cup raw walnuts
2 Tbs lemon juice
1 Tbs sherry vinegar
1.5 tsp sea salt
ground black pepper to taste
a pinch of cayenne pepper
1 clove garlic
a few fresh rosemary leaves
a few fresh mint leaves

  1. Scrub beets clean and cook them until done. I steamed them in a pressure cooker for 6 minutes. Let them cool.
  2. Grind walnuts to paste in a coffee grinder.
  3. Process cooked beets, ground walnuts, crashed garlic clove, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper in a food processor or by a hand mixer until they become uniformed.
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