ArrowDownFill 1arrow-small-lineFill 1Cooking Light - EasyCooking Light - FastCooking Light - So GoodCooking Light - How-ToCooking Light - Staff FaveCooking Light Badge - Wow!GroupClose IconEmailEmpty Star IconLike Cooking Light on FacebookFull Star IconShapePage 1 Copy 3Page 1 Copy 2Grid IconHalf Star IconFollow Cooking Light on InstagramList IconMenu IconPrintSearch IconSpeech BubbleFollow Cooking Light on SnapchatFollow Cooking Light on TwitterWatch Cooking Light on YouTubeplay-iconWatch Cooking Light on Youtube

Greek Eggplant Dip

Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Gerri Williams

Prep time 20 mins
Bake time 1 hr
Yield

10

Use this dip with your Thanksgiving leftovers as a sandwich spread.

Ingredients

  • 2 eggplants (about 3 lb. total)
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tomatoes, cored and roughly chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 135
  • fat 11 g
  • satfat 2 g
  • fiber 5 g
  • protein 2 g
  • carbohydrate 9 g
  • sodium 122 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Cut a slit on 2 sides of each eggplant and place on baking sheet. Bake until eggplant is tender when pierced with a knife and skin is wrinkled.

  2. When eggplants are cool enough to handle, cut in half lengthwise and scoop out pulp; discard skin. Place pulp in a blender with garlic, tomatoes, parsley, basil, olive oil and vinegar and blend at low speed until mostly smooth and thick. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. Cover and refrigerate dip until ready to use. Taste and adjust seasoning. Serve with pita wedges and sliced bell peppers, if desired.