Walnut Beet Dip

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Truth be told I used to hate beets! I would order a beet salad because I loved all of the other ingredients typically in a beet salad (cheese and nuts) and pick out all of the beets. I was to embarrassed to order a beet salad sans beets because that would just sound weird when ordering - haha! Fast forward and now I love beets. One of my besties made a delicious beet and walnut dip for my baby shower and I wanted to recreate something similar. This is a great dish for almost any diet restricted guest you want to please as it is:

  • gluten free

  • dairy free

  • peanut free

  • grain free

  • vegan, paleo, and Whole 30

Walnuts are actually my favorite nut! Seriously! I know I am one of the few that would go as far to say that it is my favorite of all the nuts but it is true. I have to eat some every day. I literally crave them. Why should you love walnuts too? Here are a few benefits:

  • highest in omega 3 of all nuts. omegas are brain food and fight inflammation.

  • contain high amounts of cooper, manganese, molybdenum, Vitamin E and biotin

  • contain L-arginine (amino acid) which supports heart health

  • where else can you quickly and easily get protein, healthy fats, fiber, plant sterols, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals?!?

  • mood booster

And this beet walnut dip is a delicious way to up your walnut intake. It is also a fun change up to hummus. I don’t think there is a healthier dip out there so dig in and eat until your heart is content.

Walnut Beet Dip


  • 3/4 c raw walnuts

  • 1/2 c EVOO

  • 2 packages of organic Love Beets (16 oz total)

  • Pink salt & pepper to taste

  • 2 tsp of fresh chopped Thyme, mint, or basil

  • 2 tsp lemon zest


  1. Blend all ingredients together except for 1 tsp of herbs and 1 tsp zest, in a food processor.

  2. Using a spatula pour puree into your favorite serving dish and top with remaining 1 tsp lemon zest and 1 tsp of herbs.

  3. Use fresh veggies (carrots, endive, sliced radish, etc.) tortilla chips, or crackers to dip away.

    *This makes a great puree to place under fish or chicken or even use as a pasta sauce and thin out with some starchy cooking water from the pasta.