Category Archives: Dips

Creamy Roasted Beetroot Dip

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There are endless ways to enjoy this vegetable, roasted, blended into a soup, as a juice or grated and eaten raw.

Beetroots are a low fat, vitamin and mineral packed vegetable that contain powerful antioxidants. Get some into your diet by trying this delicious dairy free creamy roasted beetroot dip today.


  • 1 large beetroot (washed, unpeeled)
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • sprinkle of cumin seeds
  • water
  • 3/4 cup of cashews
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • Basil


  1. Wash and chop the beetroot, place it on top of a sheet of foil, add bashed garlic cloves (unpeeled and whole), cumin, drizzle of olive oil and enough water to create steam and cook the beetroot.
  2. Lightly wrap and seal then cook in a hot oven 180 degrees until tender
  3. Once cooled, peel and roughly chop into your food processor or nutri-bullet, with the super soft and sweet garlic cloves (peeled).
  4. Add a few basil leaves (2-3), the nuts and blend until smooth and creamy then add salt to taste
  5. Adjust the consistency with a dash of water or olive oil

Healthy Avocado Dip

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I love avocados. They are the fattiest most delicious source of good fats I like eat guilt free. Avocados are high in monounsaturated fat (the good kind) as well as vitamin B6, vitamin K, folic acid and contain more potassium than bananas. They have a bunch of other vitamins too. Good fats in our diet are essential for vitamin absorption and as our bodies can't manufacture them we need to be sure we keep them coming in with our food.

This is my version of a healthy homemade avocado dip made with fresh ingredients. Once again, this is a great starter, picnic, entertaining, BBQ dish or afternoon tea snack at work with some veggie sticks.




  • 1 avocado
  • 3 tablespoons of low fat creme fraiche
  • 1 garlic clove mashed to paste with a little salt
  • sea salt to taste
  • lemon juice

Method Mash the avocado in a bowl with creme fraiche (to desired consistency), then add remaining ingredients and adjust seasoning to suit your taste. Serve with veggie sticksĀ likeĀ capsicum, celery, carrot and cucumber.

Perfect afternoon or mid-morning snack at the office or for the kids at school.</p

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