Roast beets in the oven until soft. I used a 350F oven for maybe 60 min. While roasting, chop up 1/4 to 1/2 cup of pecans (you could use almonds or cashews, too) When beets soft, cut up into the chopped nuts and process, adding a trickle of olive oil until the mixture is smooth. Salt if you want to, but it's tasty without any additional seasonings for me. Serve with crackers or pita bread. This is something that I first tasted at the home of some colleagues, who were from the Republic of Georgia. You can make a boursin cheese spread to serve at the same time. The white and red spreads will look cool together. Come to think of it, you can add a third spread, an olive tapenade. Wow! Won't that look nice on a holiday table? Let me know how you like this.