Beet spread

Tartinade de betterave

La betterave et moi c’est une grande histoire d’amour qui a commencé depuis quelques années maintenant. Avant je n’en consommais pas plus que ça, mais quand j’ai rencontré Monsieur lui adorais ça, alors je m’y suis mise et je dois dire qu’aujourd’hui elle fait partie de ma cuisine du quotidien ! C’est un peu le légume oublié dans nos paniers, alors il faut lui redonner une place de choix et pourquoi pas en faire une jolie tartinade à l’heure de l’apéritif.

Cette tartinade de betterave à des airs de balade sur les bords de la Méditerranée orientale, and that's what I like because it takes me back to my travels in Israel. SO, I take you on a trip with me for the aperitif time, to show you this recipe.

Tartinade de betterave

And then I'm sure that with this pretty color you won't be able to resist it !

Beet spread

Ingredients (pour 6 people)

  • 1 bunch of raw beets (environ 800 g)
  • 250 g Greek yogurt (sheep for me)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 3 c. to s. olive oil
  • 1 c. to s. the zaatar
  • 1 c. at c. date syrup
  • You sell


Wash and then cook the beets until you can easily stick a knife inside. Drain and let cool.

Peel them and then cut them into pieces.. Put them in a blender.

Add the yogurt, olive oil, the za'atar, garlic cloves and date syrup. Mix everything to form a smooth puree.. Adjust the seasoning.

Tartinade de betterave

Serve chilled with pitas or Lebanese bread.


Inspiration : Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi

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  • Syl

    It's superb as well as the color ! But what is zaatar?, where can we get it ?

    • Emilie

      Thank you very much Syl’ 😉
      Zaatar is a mixture of thyme, oregano, purslane and sesame seeds but the mixture is not always the same. You can find it in oriental grocery stores.

  • LadyMilonguera

    What a nice idea this spread and then the color, it's a change from the oranges and browns of autumn !

  • Royal Chill

    We are not usually a fan of beetroot but here it makes us really want we must say ! Yum !

  • Bonjour

    Just like you, I love beets! And I think I will try this recipe. Where can I find date syrup?

    • Emilie

      Thank you Nicholas ! You can find date syrup in Lebanese grocery stores or kosher shops.

  • Flo

    Hum, how pretty and appetizing. I already tried (with cumin – I did not know the zaatar) and it's really excellent as an aperitif, for example with raw vegetables.
    I will try with the zaatar next time 😉

  • Thing

    So that, this is a great recipe idea. !

  • Louise

    I often make it for dinner aperitifs and I love it 🙂

  • Celine {A&CN}

    And without date syrup but with pomegranate molasses, that should work too, non?

    • Emilie

      Oops I didn't see your comment !!! Yes it is perfect with molasses !

  • patchcath

    oh i like the color!
    it's a good idea to put it in a verrine for the holidays

  • stephatable

    Me the fan of aperitifs, I can't say enough about this lovely recipe. ;))

  • Cindy

    Gorgeous the color, it must have a great effect during an aperitif!

  • Carlotta

    great recipe ! I adapted it to my sauce (lol) : no sugar, no oil, a little more yogurt – soy at home and I flavored with sesame and oregano thanks to the precision in the comments…My my my ! Thanks for the idea ! 🙂

    • Emilie

      Super, I love to see that the recipe was appropriate 😉