Easy Recipes Inspired By My West Coast Kitchen Garden On Vancouver Island

Roasted Eggplant Dip

Roasted Eggplant Dip

This fabulous, tasty and healthy dip can be the base for a simple middle eastern style cucumber salad as well.

Roasted Eggplant Dip

Once the roasting is done, this dip is ultra quick and easy, just add all ingredients into a bowl and mash together!  Serve with raw veggies (especially good with cucumber), pita bread or crackers.
Quick Tip: If you are using your oven to cook something else, you can pop your eggplant in at the same time.  It won't char but as long as it cooks through it'll work just fine. 

*You can omit the yogurt if you cannot tolerate dairy or are vegan, it will just be a little less creamy tasting.

Ingredients

  • 1 Large Eggplant
  • 1 Garlic Clove Minced
  • 2 tbsp Tahini
  • 2 tbsp Greek Yogurt I used low fat
  • 2 tbsp Pomegranate Molasses
  • 1/2-3/4 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Fresh Ground Pepper
  • Pomegranate Seeds For Garnish For Garnish
  • 2 tbsp Parsley For Garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat your broiler or BBQ and then put whole eggplant in, letting it char each side, turning ever 5 minutes or so until it is charred all over and the inside is cooked and mushy. Remove and let cool enough to handle.
    Scooping Out The Cooked Eggplant
  2. Cut open eggplant and scoop into a bowl then add rest of ingredients except pomegranate seeds and parsley and mash with a fork or blend with a stick blender until desired consistency.  This can be rustic and chunky, relatively smooth or anywhere in between.  Taste and adjust salt and pepper. 
    Dip Ingredients in Food Processor
  3. Sprinkle pomegranate seeds on top and serve with pita bread or veggies or toss it with chopped up cucumber for a middle eastern salad.
    Healthy High Fiber Dip With Cucumber

Link to the Cuisinart Smart Stick mini food processor that I use.