Lazy Beetroot and Butter Bean Dip

Lazy Beetroot and Butter Bean Dip

Why is it a lazy beetroot and butter bean dip? Because you just add stuff to a food mixer and blend. No cooking required, just assemble.

At one point I had a striking pea green and cerise pink look to abitmoreveg. I liked it. Until I found I always had a headache after adding recipes to it. Anyway I wanted something green and pink food for the photos of the first post with the new look. So I blended some pickled beetroot, with butterbeans, garlic, salt and lemon juice. Obviously it would taste better with roasted beets rather than pickled but in a squeeze this is alright.

I made this because I was looking for pink and green food to pair with the Savoury Gluten-Free Bread post to celebrate the new look. This is not your typical beetroot and butter bean dip. It’s more like a cheat’s version. Because it requires no cooking, no soaking … no nothing really – oops double negative.

This lazy dip is made with store-bought pickled beetroot. Which I usually have in the fridge in case I want a quick Pickled Beetroot and Goat’s Cheese Salad).

You might think it odd to add lemon to something made with store-bought pickled beetroot. But I think it’s necessary to masks the instantly recognizable store-bought pickled beetroot taste. If you find that it tastes too sour simply add more olive oil. Olive oil blended with lemon juice develops an almost creamy-like taste.

I did not originally intend to post this as a recipe. This was just going to be something to have in the background of a photo with slices of gluten-free bread. But then it worked great. And it’s so easy. So why not?

It was just supposed to be for decorative purposes, but then I had to go and eat it.

But I do feel a little guilty about the convenience-health-food that has taken over abitmoreveg in the last couple of months, but then on the other hand if I hadn’t done this I wouldn’t have posted anything and I would be eating much more convenience-junk-food, and convenience-health-food is definitely the much better option.

Butter beans, pickled beetroot, olive oil, garlic, salt (and a good squeeze of lemon).

Lazy Beetroot and Butter Bean Dip

Lazy Beetroot and Butter Bean Dip


  • 5 tablespoons sliced pickled beetroot
  • 1 (400g) tin butter beans, well rinsed and drained
  • 50ml olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • good pinch salt
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice


  1. Put the beetroot, butter beans, oil, garlic and salt in a mixer and blend till you have a dip consistency. Add a squeeze of lemon and stir around, taste and add more salt and/or oil and/or lemon if necessary.

Add some fresh lemon juice to freshen up the taste.


Lazy Beetroot and Butter Bean Dip with gf crackers and sliced goats cheese.