Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

This was given to me by an Egyptian friend who said it's a family recipe. I like the fact it's doesn't contain dairy and nuts so it was perfect for Menu #24612 because we had a few guest who are lactose intolerant and have an allergic to nuts. You can chill the dip until it's needed. It will keep for two days in the refrigerator but the flavour will enhance


  1. Discard all the liquid from the beetroot and beets can.
  2. Place all ingredients (drained beetroots/beets, garlic cloves, lemon juice, olive oil, coriander, cumin, sweet paprika, cinnamon sea salt and black pepper) in a blender and puree until it's smooth.
  3. Serve with warm pita bread, Turkish bread, white bread or flat bread. Enjoy.
Most Helpful

This was very yummy! Loved the use of the different spices and how easy and quick this healthy dip was to prepare.
It was very garlicky, but we enjoyed that. Serving it with plain crackers or bread would probably be good for mellowing that out a bit, though if one prefers.
My only change was to leave out the lemon juice as I cant have it.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing a keeper with us, chef floWer!
Made and reviewed for Aussie/NZ Recipe Swap #54 July 2011.

Lalaloula July 04, 2011

WOW! i used 2 REALLY big cloves of garlic & after sitting it was really garlicky. dd & I loved it, dh said it was too garlicky. i love the hint of cinnamon that comes through. we decided that this will be a part of our Halloween buffet! Between the garlic & the color, it's perfect! This is a wonderful recipe for many reasons - I will also be suggesting it to my mom for her heart patients. THANK YOU! made for Aussie swap 5/11.

Elmotoo May 26, 2011

I am a cheat with this recipe, as I know it already - or a very close version from Northern Cyprus! So, I knew that I would love it before I even made it Rose! The spices are ESSENTIAL to the flavour and I also kept mine a little chunkier for texture, not so pureed as suggested. I used fresh beetroot that was already cooked and bunged in an extra clove of garlic as I love it with beetroot. Made for make my recipe in the OZ/NZ forum edition #9 and very much enjoyed thanks! FT:-)

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