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Diabetic & Heart Healthy

Party dip doesn’t have to be loaded with high-fat cheese to be delicious. This tasty Beet Dip is bursting with color, flavor and healthy ingredients.

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Ingredients

    • 2 small beets (about 1 lb), trimmed
    • 1/4 cup reduced-fat plain Greek yogurt
    • 1 small garlic clove, minced
    • 1 tsp honey
    • 1 tsp minced fresh thyme leaves
    • 1/8 tsp salt
    • Black pepper to taste
    • 1 Tbsp olive oil
    • 2 Tbsp crumbled goat cheese
    • 2 Tbsp chopped walnuts or hazelnuts, toasted
    • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh mint leaves
    • 1/2 cup baby carrots
    • 1 whole grain pita, cut into eighths

Preparation

  • Preheat the oven to 350°. In a roasting pan, arrange beets and add 1/4 cup water. Cover with foil and bake for about 1 hour, or until tender. Let cool slightly.
  • Peel the beets, cut into wedges and transfer to a food processor. Puree, scraping as needed, until smooth.
  • Add yogurt, garlic, honey, thyme, salt, pepper and olive oil. Process to blend well. Transfer to a bowl. Garnish with cheese, nuts and mint. Serve with carrots and pita bread triangles.

Nutrition Facts

Serves 6

Serving size: 1/4 cup

Per Serving: Calories: 114 Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 8mg Sodium: 136mg Carbohydrates: 8g Fiber: 0g Protein: 8g

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Date Last Reviewed: February 13, 2018

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