Smoky Eggplant Dip

When you're at the farmers' market, be sure to pick up fresh vegetables, including eggplant, spinach and garlic for this delicious smoky eggplant dip. It makes a great healthy snack to enjoy at a BBQ, at the beach or just lounging around the house.

Quick fun fact: Eggplants are technically berries!

Smoky Eggplant Dip
  • Prep Time : 60 mins
  • Cook Time : 10 mins
  • 2 large eggplants
  • 1 bunch spinach (1/2 pound)
  • 1 head garlic roasted & mashed
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • Preheat oven to 350F for the eggplant.
  • Slice off the tip of a head of garlic and place in a piece of foil, cover with a dash of sea salt and a 1 teaspoon olive oil. Wrap up and bake on 350F for 1 hour.
  • Roast the eggplants directly over flame on stove, or in an oven at 350F until the skin blisters and the flesh feels very soft.
  • Place in a large metal bowl and seal with plastic wrap for 20 minutes or so to allow the skin to loosen.
  • When the eggplants are cool enough to work with, remove the skin, seeds and cut into small dice.
  • Wash the spinach and add to a pot with a small amount of water. Cook until wilted.
  • In a food processor, mix the garlic, lemon juice, cumin, salt, tahini and olive oil together.
  • In a large bowl, add the spinach mixture to the eggplant and mix well. Add more salt to taste.

Recipe sourced from Marni Wasserman.

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