We wanted to be different with our dip and I think we scored on that note. We roasted 2 pounds of beets, let them cool and peeled them. In a food processor we pureed beets, garlic, chile and yogurt until smooth. Then stir in date syrup (we substituted maple syrup), olive oil, Za'atar and salt. The toppings are green onions, hazelnuts, and goat cheese. My husband and I really enjoyed this one but it was not a hit at the party, we did not win a prize. We enjoyed it for lunch the next day. The recipe is widely available on the web. If you are looking for something different I would recommend this dip.
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