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Sweet, earthy, nutty. It’s incredible how flavorful this beautiful beetroot dip is! All you need are 4 simple ingredients, a food processor or blender, and dippers.

a close up shot of the beetroot dip with coconut
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Reasons to Love this Vibrant Beetroot Dip!

  • Super easy to make!
  • A great way to introduce flavors and pack in a ton of nutrition into your baby or child’s diet. And yours!
  • If your child is underweight or doesn’t have much appetite, this high calorie dip will help make every bite count.
  • Kids love to dip! Offering this colorful beetroot dip alongside new/disliked foods (e.g. vegetables) may help get your child excited and encourage creativity.
  • Makes food interactive for kids. Whether they choose to dip (or not), eat with their spoon or fingers, it’s all up to them ;).

This beet hummus is pretty amazing too!

How to Cook Beets

This is the most time consuming part so I suggest cooking the beetroots in advance so you can easily whip up the dip in 5 minutes or less on the day of.

I usually cook a whole batch to enjoy throughout the week as is, in pancakes, muffins, pesto, etc.

You can either steam roast, steam, or use an Instant pot. If beets do not look good at the store (do NOT purchase large beetroots. I learned this the hard way) or you’re in need of convenience, these prepackaged beetroots are amazing!

Do note that the color won’t be as vibrant and red as compared to when using freshly cooked beets.

Beetroot for Babies and Toddlers

Let’s first talk about nutrition because their profile is quite impressive! They are a great source of iron, potassium, fiber, folate, vitamins A and C, and fiber, to highlight a few. I’ve been trying to enjoy this vegetable more often during this pregnancy too as it contains many essential nutrients.

Beetroots are also one of the few foods that really helped with my baby’s constipation when we started solids.

Ingredients

all the ingredients to make this baby-friendly dip
  • Beetroots – be sure to select small beetroots. Large beets tend to be tough and fibrous and not very sweet.
  • Chickpeas – Can use other white beans as well as black beans!
  • Peanut butter – Adds creaminess, nutty flavor, and healthy protein and fat.
  • Cumin – This seasoning pairs really well with beets, but feel free to swap with whatever you fancy.

Related: How to prepare and serve chickpeas to babies

Step by Step Instructions

process shots on the left all the ingredients added to a blender and on the right after blended

Throw all the ingredients into the food processor/blender and process until smooth. The most delicious vegan dip awaits you so grab your crackers, bread, tortilla chips, vegetables, or any favorite dipper.

Variations

a close up shot of the spoon with beetroot dip

Instead of peanut butter, you can add equal amounts of:

  • Nut butter, like almond butter or cashew butter
  • Seed butter, like sunflower butter
  • Tahini
  • Greek yogurt
  • Avocado

What’s great about making dips is that you can easily adjust the flavor and consistency to your liking.

For instance, if you like it more garlic-y (me me!), you can set some aside for your baby and add more to the rest and blend. Need more zing? Add some fresh lemon juice!

Serving Suggestions

beetroot dip in a large white bowl with a toddler's hand dipping broccoli

For Babies (appropriate for 6 months and up)

For Toddlers

Storage Suggestions

In the fridge – Transfer to an airtight container and keep for 3-5 days.

In the freezer – recommend storing in small containers, like  this freezer tray, so you can thaw just the amount you need. Simply place the tray in the freezer, pop out the molds, and transfer to a freezer-safe bag or container. Will keep for up to 3 months.

collage of veggie centered bean dips

Want to learn how to whip up ANY bean dips with ingredients you have on hand? Check out Veggie-Centered Delights!

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5 from 4 votes

Beetroot Dip with chickpeas

4 nutritious ingredients, a food processor/blender, and dippers are all you need for this smooth, creamy, and vibrant beetroot dip for babies and toddlers!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6
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Equipment

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups (295g) cooked beets
  • 1 cup (160g) no-salt-added canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup (65g) peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin

Instructions 

  • Add all the ingredients to a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.

Notes

If you like the dip more garlic-y, you can set some aside for your baby and add more to the rest and blend. Need more zing? Add more lemon juice. 
To store:
  • In the fridge. Transfer to an airtight container and keep for 3-5 days.
  • In the freezer. I recommend storing in small containers so you can thaw just the amount you need.

Nutrition

Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 87mg | Potassium: 297mg | Fiber: 4g | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg
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About Min

Thank you so much for stopping by! I am Min, a Registered Dietitian, a Christ follower, a wife, and a mom to our two miracle babies! Currently, I’m having a ton of fun feeding their tummies and sharing our baby led weaning journey! Follow me on Instagram if interested in seeing daily menu as well as tips and tricks.

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  1. 5 stars
    Baby girl loves it!! Mine turned out a little dry- but maybe it was because of the peanut butter I used? Regardless- we all love and will be trying to make it again!! Thank you for your recipe!!

  2. Hi! Would almond butter be an appropriate substitute or will the flavours not go together well?