Roasted Beet and Cashew Dip

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

1 cup cashews

One 12-ounce package roasted beets (6 to 8 small beets), plus their juices 

2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill, plus additional for garnish 

1 lemon, zest and juice 

1 mini cucumber, peeled and chopped 

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus additional for garnish 

Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper 

1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

Potato chips, homemade or store-bought, for serving, recipe follows

Potato Chips:

6 purple potatoes

Vegetable oil, for deep-frying

Kosher salt

Directions

  1. Place the cashews in a small bowl and add enough water to cover the nuts. Set aside until ready to make the dip, about 5 minutes.
  2. Combine the drained cashews, beets, beet juice, dill, lemon zest and juice and cucumber in the carafe of a food processor. Pulse into a smooth paste, about 2 minutes, scraping down the sides of the carafe as needed. While the machine is running, stream in the olive oil. Turn off the machine and season the dip with salt and pepper. Pulse until just combined and pour into a serving bowl. Garish with a drizzle of olive oil, chopped dill, and crumbled feta cheese. Serve with potato chips. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1 week.

Potato Chips:

  1. Leave the skins on the potatoes and slice as thinly as you can manage; you can also use a mandoline if desired. Pat dry with a paper towel. Heat enough oil to fill a heavy-bottomed pot or Dutch oven halfway to 375 degrees F. Drop in the potatoes in batches and fry until crisp and starting to brown on the edges, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove to wire rack-lined baking sheet pan and sprinkle with some salt.