Pink Beetroot & Green Avocado Picnic Dips


for pink beetroot dip

  • 300 g plain Philadelphia or other cream cheese
  • 1 cooked beetroot
  • a little bit of fine sugar – to taste

for green avocado dip

  • 3 – 4 small very ripe hass avocados
  • 150 g plain Philadelphia or other cream cheese
  • sea salt – to taste
  • freshly cracked black pepper – to taste
  • some squeezed garlic or garlic powder – optional

to serve

  • cucumber (cut into sticks)
  • baby corn
  • bell peppers or sweet pointed peppers (cut into strips)
  • carrots (cut into sticks)
  • cauliflower & broccoli (florets separated)
  • baby plum or cherry tomatoes
  • bread sticks or plain tortilla chips

Philadelphia cream cheese beetroot and avocado dips


  • hand blender


  1. Use hand blender to mash ingredients for each dip.
  2. Store in the fridge until last moment.
  3. Try to keep out of direct sunlight while on the picnic but do not worry too much, those dips are quite sturdy (ours were still good after more than 5 hours in the park).


You can get ready cooked beetroots in supermarket, but be careful as some of them have vinegar and they won’t be suitable.

To make sure avocados are ready on time buy them when they are still hard and keep them out of the fridge until they are soft, usually about 5 days.

Double or triple the recipe depending on needs.

If you are looking for more raw vegetables dip ideas, check out those Blue Cheese & Curry Powder Dips for Veggies.

Your thoughts…

  1. Lovely dips. Color of dips are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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