Wednesday, 4 January 2012


beetroot dip recipeThis is another recipe that I have learnt from the same friend of mine who has taught me how to make the zucchini dip that I have recently shared the recipe of with you. Below, you will find an easy beetroot recipe, serving suggestions as well as nutrition information. Enjoy!


Grated beetroot (fresh or canned)
Natural plain yoghurt
Salt (optional)


If using fresh beetroot, peel and grate. Then simmer it in some water until tender. If canned, you can just grate it. After that, add it into garlic and yoghurt mix and stir well. Make sure there is no big lumps of anything in it. Serve cool.

This is yet another recipe that is great as a side dish. Due to its colour, it is also decorative and adds a nice colour to your lunch/dinner table.  It is also quite attractive for kids that especially enjoy the colour pink in their foods.

Note: Beetroot has a wonderful colour of red and it is known that the more vibrant the colours of our fruit and vegetables, the more they have to offer in terms of nutrients to help protect our bodies from damaging free radicals. It is highly recommended that you use gloves while peeling and grating the beetroot to avoid any stain on your hands.

Nutrition Information

Beetroot's distinct red colour comes from betalain antioxidant pigments. These nutrients have been shown to provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification support. It also contains Vitamins A, B and C, sodium, potassium, calcium and chlorine. There is also some iron and magnesium in it too.

It can help with some cardiovascular problems, relaxing muscles, regenerating of the membranes of cells and cell respiration. It is known to be remarkably beneficial for slimmers. Additionally, it is known to be good for liver. Its other affects are below that it helps stimulate normal liver function, aiding detoxification and increasing its efficiency in processing fats, it is a splendid organic cleanser, not only for the liver, but also of the kidneys and gall bladder as well as being helpful in the digestion of fats, gall bladder infections, digestive problems, anaemia and toning and rebuilding the liver.

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