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Vegan Beet Tzatziki


Description

Teleport yourself to the Mediterranean with this delicious beet tzatziki! It is very easy to make and looks as delicious as it tastes. Step-by-step instruction video included.


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Ingredients

  • 7 small-medium sized beets, washed and scrubbed
  • 1 tbsp* extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1.5 cup plant-based yogurt*
  • 1/3 tsp salt, or more to taste
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • optional: dried mint; nigella and sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Wash the beets, then pat dry and place them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking sheet.
  3. Drizzle olive oil on each beet, then roast them in the oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Simply check if they’re soft enough with a fork.
  4. Cool the beets until you can peel and grate them.
  5. In a medium-sized bowl, add the minced garlic and squeeze the lemon directly onto the garlic, and set aside for a few minutes.
  6. Mix in the plant-based yogurt with the garlic, then add in the beets. 
  7. Top with dried mint, nigella & sesame seeds, and additional olive oil if you wish.

Notes

Feel free to use as much olive oil as you wish. Up to 3 tablespoons (per the original recipe) will make it taste even better, provided that you like the taste of olive oil.

If using store-bought plant-based yogurt, go with an unflavored and unsweetened variety, preferably not coconut as it lands too much of its own flavor. I love using Kite Hill and Forager.