Beetroot Horseradish Dip
Forget spinach and artichoke – I predict beet dip will be the “in” dip this year. Two ingredients originating in the Austro-Hungarian Empire are beetroot and horseradish, blended together here to make a healthy, fresh dip or sauce for meat. Horseradish, a pungent root herb, is traditionally served at our Easter dinner. Centuries ago my Slovak relatives used to crush the hard root with horse hooves (hence the name).
Mixed together, beets and horseradish make a striking hot pink dip served with warm pita bread, kielbasa or a tangy sauce served on the side of roast beef. My fellow Pivnican, Zelka, shared this recipe with me. Because I like it hot, I quadrupled the horseradish, doubled the garlic and added a pinch of salt.
- 1 can of beets, drained
- 1/2 cup Greek style yogurt
- 4 tablespoons horseradish (the hotter the better)
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1/2 tsp coarse salt