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Beetroot, walnut and sour cream dip

12 October 2018

A nutty, creamy dip that's great served with rye bread, crackers or crudites.

Beetroot, walnut and sour cream dip
Beetroot, walnut and sour cream dip

Preparation time

20 minutes




  • 60g California walnuts
  • 2 tsp caraway seeds
  • 270g cooked beetroot
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 tbsp sour cream
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill, roughly chopped
  • 1 small slice of stale bread
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp walnut oil


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.

2. Place the walnuts onto a baking tray and toast in the oven for 8-12 minutes, or until tinged golden brown and fragrant.

3. Toast the caraway seeds in a dry frying pan for 1-2 minutes until fragrant. Place 1 tsp of the seeds in a pestle and mortar and grind to a powder, setting the rest aside.

4. Roughly chop the beetroot and place into a food processor along with the lemon juice, garlic, walnuts, sour cream and ground caraway seeds.

5. Tear the bread into chunks and add to the processor, then blitz until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

6. Spoon into a bowl and sprinkle with the remaining caraway seeds and chopped dill. Drizzle over the walnut oil to finish.

7. Serve with crudité and rye crackers or toasted dark rye bread.

Our thanks to California Walnuts for providing this recipe

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