Beetroot-and-avocado dip

Beetroot-and-avocado dip

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  • Easy
  • Fat conscious Health conscious
  • 15 minutes
  • 30 minutes

“You never imagined beetroot could be this good.” – Mpho Phalane


  • 2 medium-large beetroot
  • 1 avocado
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 2 sprigs basil
  • 2 sprigs dill
  • 1 clove garlic
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • honey a squeeze (optional)
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 T olive oil
  • feta, crumbled, for serving
  • cucumber, cubed, for serving
  • crusty bread, for serving

Cooking Instructions

1. Boil or roast the beetroot for 30 minutes, or until soft. Once soft, peel and chop.

2. Place all the ingredients except the olive oil, feta, cucumber and bread in a blender. Blend until smooth, slowly trickling in the olive oil.

3. Once smooth, scoop the dip into a bowl and top with the feta and cucumber tossed with olive oil and lemon juice. Serve with the bread.

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Photograph: Elsa Young
Production: Khanya Mzongwana
Assistant: Clive Ofentse Ndou

Mpho Phalane Recipe by: Mpho Phalane
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Mpho Phalane is the Founder and Head Foodie of Food I love you, a experiential catering company that offers fresh, one of a kind creative culinary experiences.

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