Roasted Basil Beet Dip To Celebrate Valentine’s Day

This roasted basil beet dip recipe is V-day inspired and will be sure to bring a wealth of nutrients in every bite!

Many of my single lady friends start to get a bit down and out over this Hallmark Holiday. I suppose it’s because of societies ideal that on V-Day, we should be romancing our significant other until the sun comes up the next day. 

Instead of feeling sorry for yourselves, round up your girlfriends and have your own V-Day party. Or better yet, make yourself a beautiful spread of plant-based munchies and give yourself a spa night followed by a movie marathon. Heck, that’s what I do every Sunday. 

This Valentine’s Day weekend I’ll be making these romance inspired recipes:

Dandelion Detox Smoothie to awaken and rev up my digestion in the morning. For lunch, a vegan tomato soup and beauty boosting brussel sprout salad.  For dinner, I’ll be making some of my Italian inspired favorites: Vegan Zucchini Pasta with a side of dairy free and grain free minestrone soup. To end the night on a sweet note, a Chocolate Mousse dip with fruit will be enjoyed while watching my favorite chick flicks.

As a Valentine’s Day inspired appetizer or snack, I’m making a basil beet spread that maintains a healthy immune system, boosts stamina and supports natural detoxification. 

 roasted basil beet dip

Roasted Basil Beet Dip:

  • 1 package of cooked beets (you can find these at Mariano’s here in Chicago or Trader Joes)
  • 1 cup of cooked chickpeas
  • 2 fresh basil leaves
  • pepper and himalayan salt to taste
  • 1 clove garlic
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  1. Loosely chop the cooked beets
  2. In a food processor, blend the beets and chicpeas
  3. Add the lemon, vinegar, and olive oil and blend until smooth
  4. Add the garlic, basil salt and pepper and blend again until 
  5. top with chopped basil or as itself and serve

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