This Borani Beet Dip is as delicious as it is pretty! This beet appetizer is smooth, delicious, vegetarian and relatively low in carbs.
What Make This Borani Beet Dip So Amazing
- Color. Just look at how beautiful the color of this Borani Beet Dip is! There's no editing done to the photos to make that color more pretty than it really is - it's that vibrant.
- Flavor. If you've ever had a yogurt-based dip before (like my Spinach Borani), you know how addicting they can be. The fresh beets mixed with the yogurt, garlic, and lemon juice are all incredible and the dill just takes it over the top.
- Simple. All you have to do to make this is cook beets, and then blend all the ingredients in a food processor. Easy and delicious, which are two of my favorite words to put together.
How To Make This Fresh Beet Appetizer
- Cook. Pour 1.5 cups of water into the Instant Pot. Place a steam rack in the pot. Set the beet quarters on the rack. Select MANUAL and set the pot at HIGH for 10 minutes. At the end of the cooking time, allow the pot to rest undisturbed for 10 minutes, and then release all remaining pressure.
- Peel. Allow the cooked beets to cool a little before peeling or run under a cold water tap. The peel should slide straight off.
- Blend. Place beet quarters, Greek yogurt, garlic, salt, and lemon juice into a food processor or blender and process until smooth.
- Serve. Place the Borani into a bowl and sprinkle with chopped dill and sesame seeds before serving.
So, What is Borani?
- Origin. Borani is a popular Persian and Jewish cuisine. It's a common dish made with yogurt and a vegetable (in this case fresh beets) and some spices and seasonings.
- Dip. Borani is an appetizer that's similar to a hummus in that it's common to be eaten with pita chips or veggies. Use it as a dip for the perfect light appetizer.
- Good for you. Outside of being beautiful, beetroot Borani is full of health benefits and is great alongside dishes like my Joojeh Kebabs.
Can Fresh Beets Be Eaten Raw?
Yes, you can certainly eat fresh beets raw. You'll want to peel the skin first, though. Raw beets can be tossed in a salad, served with some feta cheese, and you can even eat the beetroot leaves, making it a very versatile veggie!
What To Do With Fresh Beets?
Aside from this delicious Borani Beet Dip, you can use fresh beets to make these delicious dishes:
- Chermoula Roasted Beets Recipe - Vegan-friendly and quick and easy to make in your air fryer!
- Beet Salad - A quick, nutritious and delicious Indian dish.
- Instant Pot Beets Salad - An Indian beet salad recipe.
Tips and Tricks for Making This Dip Recipe
- Temperature. Serve this cold for the best experience.
- Yogurt. If you don't have, or don't want to use yogurt, you can also use labneh.
- Options. If you want to give your guests more than one Borani to choose from, you can also make my Persian Spinach Borani.
Looking For More Great Dip Recipes? Check These Out!
- Borani Yogurt Spinach Dip - A delicious Persian Instant Pot dip recipe.
- Baingan Bharta Eggplant Dip - A wonderfully smokey eggplant dip.
- Lebanese Muhammara - A delicious hot pepper dip that's bursting with flavor.
- Spicy Crab Dip - Creamy, spicy, cheesy and loaded with crab.
- Keto Thyme Dip - Less than 5 ingredients and oh so good!
- Salmon Cream Cheese Dip - Sophisticated, smoky, creamy, and absolutely yummy.
- Easy Taco Dip - A simple dip recipe your whole family will love.
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- Pour 1.5 cups of water into the Instant Pot. Place a steam rack in the pot. Set the beet quarters on the rack. Select MANUAL and set the pot at HIGH for 10 minutes. At the end of the cooking time, allow the pot to rest undisturbed for 10 minutes, and then release all remaining pressure.
- Allow the cooked beets to cool a little before peeling or run under a cold water tap. The peel should slide straight off.
- Place beet quarters, Greek yogurt, garlic, salt, and lemon juice into a food processor or blender and process until smooth.
- Place the borani into a bowl and sprinkle with chopped dill and sesame seeds before serving.