January’s BrightRx features savory, flavorful recipes to start your new year with a kick and warm up your winter days. The talented Mackenzie Smith adapted this vibrant Horseradish & Beet Yogurt Dip recipe from Food52.
This dip is equally delicious as it is visually impressive, with lots of bold, acidic flavor. It is inspired by the flavors of ćwikła, a zesty Polish relish made from grated beets and horseradish. Mackenzie put a twist on the recipe with the addition of LUCID, adding a bright, luxurious touch. The neon pink dip appropriately celebrates the joyful spirit of the holiday season.
1/2 pound fresh beets (about 2 small beets)
1/2 cup freshly grated horseradish root
2 teaspoons white vinegar
2 teaspoons packed light brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more to taste
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Wash the beets, but do not dry, and wrap them individually in aluminum foil. Place the wrapped beets on a rimmed baking sheet and roast until fork tender, 65 to 75 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool at room temperature for 30 minutes.
While the beets are cooling, combine grated horseradish, vinegar, brown sugar, salt, pepper, and the juice of 2 medium lemons in the bowl of a food processor.
Once the beets are cooled, rub them with a paper towel to remove their skins and cut them into 1-inch pieces. Add to the bowl of the food processor and blend until completely smooth, adding 1 tablespoon of water to thin the mixture out if needed.
Thoroughly combine Greek yogurt and sour cream in a large serving bowl. Add the beet mixture and gently fold it in to create streaks of pink. (Do not overmix.) Taste and season with additional salt and pepper if needed. Garnish with chives, dill, a drizzle of LUCID olive oil, and a few big cracks of black pepper. Serve immediately with assorted raw vegetables for dipping.