Proving the power of a well-stocked pantry, this vibrant appetizer takes just 5 minutes to stir together. The garam masala and garlic give it a big pop of flavor, while the beet powder provides the color and underlying earthy sweetness. Oaktown Spice Shop in Oakland, California, shared the recipe.

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Yields 4 Servings Total Time 5 mins
AuthorOaktown Spice Shop

Proving the power of a well-stocked pantry, this vibrant appetizer takes just 5 minutes to stir together. The garam masala and garlic give it a big pop of flavor, while the beet powder provides the color and underlying earthy sweetness. Oaktown Spice Shop in Oakland, California, shared the recipe.

How to Make It

1

On a cutting board, smash garlic and salt with the side of chef’s knife, then mince. In a bowl, combine yogurt, garlic mixture, beet powder, lemon juice, garam masala, and olive oil to blend well. Serve with crackers and vegetables.

* Find beet powder (also called beet root powder) at natural foods stores and at oaktownspiceshop.com. Find garam masala (an Indian spice blend) at oaktownspiceshop.com and at well-stocked grocery stores.

MAKE AHEAD: The dip keeps for up to 2 days, chilled in an airtight container.

Ingredients

 3 garlic cloves
 1 tsp flake salt
 1 cup unflavored Greek yogurt, preferably whole-milk
 2 tbsp each beet powder* and lemon juice
 1 tbsp each garam masala* and extra-virgin olive oil
 Crackers and raw vegetables, such as carrots, bell peppers, and snap peas, for serving

Directions

1

On a cutting board, smash garlic and salt with the side of chef’s knife, then mince. In a bowl, combine yogurt, garlic mixture, beet powder, lemon juice, garam masala, and olive oil to blend well. Serve with crackers and vegetables.

* Find beet powder (also called beet root powder) at natural foods stores and at oaktownspiceshop.com. Find garam masala (an Indian spice blend) at oaktownspiceshop.com and at well-stocked grocery stores.

MAKE AHEAD: The dip keeps for up to 2 days, chilled in an airtight container.

Easy Yogurt Beet Dip