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Roasted Eggplant Dip Recipe

Posted by on Nov 27, 2014 in Autumn, Recipes, Snacking | No Comments

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Now that we’re in the season of cozy dinner parties I wanted to share a recipe for a dip that I made for company a few weeks back. It’s so, so good. It will make your house smell like a campfire (in a good way). It’s a true crowd pleaser, especially for anyone who loves things that taste smokey, and even those who are just plain over hummus.

This dip is even a great side dish alongside meat or fish.

Here’s the recipe:

Roasted Eggplant Dip

  1. 2 medium eggplants
  2. 1-2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  3. 1 tsp sea salt
  4. 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  5. 1 tbsp fresh dill, parsley or basil
  6. optional: dash of red pepper flakes
  1. Turn the broiler in your oven on. Pierce your eggplants with a fork or knife and put on a baking sheet under the broiler for half an hour or so. Do not forget the piercing step or your eggplants will explode in the oven.
  2. You’ll know it’s time to take your eggplants out of the oven when they’re black and a little shriveled. Let them cool, or else you’ll burn your fingers scooping out the flesh. The underside of the eggplants won’t have burnt skin. Try to salvage a little of the skin, which is rich in an anthocyanin antioxidant called nasunin. Nasunin is a free radical scavenger which has been shown to protect cell membranes from damage.
  3. When cool, cut open, scoop out insides and roughly chop. Stir in the dill, garlic and sea salt. Taste and adjust seasoning.
  4. Spoon into a bowl and top with a sprinkle more of dill and maybe a pinch of salt and drizzle the olive oil overtop. Sometimes I like to sprinkle a little more sea salt overtop without mixing it in – this is to impress your guests and show them that you know what you’re doing!
  5. Alternate version: instead of dill, top with ½ large yellow onion, caramelized with a dash of balsamic vinegar and a few thyme sprigs.
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Here’s to cozy dinner parties! xo Andrea

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