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Beetroot Dip

Beetroot Dip - Beetroot Caviar

Russian Beetroot Dip or Beetroot Caviar (Свекольная икра) is vegan, gluten free, dairy free, vitamin packed snack. Perfect for your next holiday party of summer bbq or potluck.
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Russian
Keyword Beetroot Dip
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Peter's Food Adventures

Ingredients

  • 4 medium cooked beetroot, grated about 1½ pounds/750g
  • 2 carrots grated
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 3 tablespoons oil for frying
  • 1 cup water*
  • teaspoon sugar
  • ground coriander to taste
  • juice of a lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Fry the onions and garlic in the oil until they are caramelized. Add the grated carrots and cook for a few more minutes.
  2. Add the water (or reserved beet water) to the carrots in the frying pan. Cover with a lid and allow to simmer until the carrots are cooked and the water has evaporated.
  3. Mix in the cooked grated beets, spices and lemon juice and allow to cook on medium-low for about 10 minutes. Allow to cool. Serve as prepared or process in a food processor or blender for a smooth consistency. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

Instead of plain water, save 1 cup for beet water when you are boiling your beets. For a more tangy dip, instead of water add pickling brine from dill pickles, but skip the lemon juice.