Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Roasted Eggplant Dip

I feel I have been eating pretty unhealthy lately, so I wanted an appetizer that was tasty and healthy and this fit the bill. This recipe is compliments of my girl Ina's very first cookbook and actually probably one of my favorite cookbooks she has done. This recipe is super healthy and so easy to make. It even tastes great the next day if you want to make it ahead. I served this as an app for a dinner party with hummus, kalamata olives, and pita chips- the perfect Mediterranean platter!

Roasted Eggplant Dip

1 medium eggplant
2 red bell peppers, seeded
1 red onion, peeled
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons good olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon tomato paste


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Cut the eggplant, bell pepper, and onion into 1-inch cubes. Toss them in a large bowl with the garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spread them on a baking sheet. Roast for 45 minutes, until the vegetables are lightly browned and soft, tossing once during cooking.

Cool slightly.

Place the vegetables in a food processor fitted with a steel blade, add the tomato paste, and pulse 3 or 4 times to blend. Taste for salt and pepper.


Unknown said...

I have never been much of a eggplant girl but I am going to try this yum~oh!

Unknown said...

YUM! looks delicious!

Alex {Things That Sparkle} said...

Yum this sounds so good. Ina is my hero! She can do no wrong

Balancing Lisa said...

ok, this looks amazing! Thanks for sharing...yet another recipe I print out of yours!! xo

Chassity (Look Linger Love) said...

Looks healthy and delish, great combo.

Val said...

This looks wonderful. Can I come over for some dip and a glass of vino? =)

Lara {simply irresistible} said...

This looks so yummy and healthy! I'm definitely trying this one.

natasha {schue love} said...

OH yum this looks so good! I have the first Ina cookbook too...need to check it out!

just ask beth said...

Yummy!! your son is a darling little boy!! The pizza Dip was a hit at my tailgate party!

Unknown said...

that looks fantastic and easy!

Miss Cupcake said...

That looks goooood!!! :)


Bud and Leo said...

Thank you for spreading the word on this healthy recipe as I have been OOC eating horribly lately! xo Lisa

Melissa W. said...

will have to try this one!