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Recipe: Eggplant and Red Pepper Dip

Getting ready for the Super Bowl?

Prepare this Spanish tapas dip ahead of time and serve either warm or cold. Made by roasting eggplants and red bell peppers, this vegetable-loaded dip goes well with tortilla chips, pita bread or chips, whole wheat crackers, or artisan bread.

And if you’re going out for a potluck, this dip is one way to ensure a healthy snack is on the table. If you’re being mindful of what you eat and trying to get few more servings of vegetables in, you want to try this one out.


Recipe: Eggplant and Red Pepper Dip
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Roasted eggplant and bell peppers, pureed to make a healthy delicious dip.
Recipe type: Vegetable Dip
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 large eggplants
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • ¼ c cilantro
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  1. Prick the surface of the eggplants and peppers with a fork several times. Brush with 1 tbsp olive oil. Bake at 375 F on a baking sheet for about 1 hour.
  2. While still warm, carefully scoop out the flesh of the eggplants and peppers with a spoon. Discard the skin and seeds.
  3. Transfer the eggplants and bell peppers to a food processor along with crushed garlic, lemon juice, cilantro, paprika, salt, and pepper. Puree.
  4. Serve immediately warm or refrigerate and serve either cold later.


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  • rebecca subbiah February 3, 2010, 9:04 pm

    looks delicious Nour

  • Trish February 3, 2010, 10:53 pm

    This looks and sounds terrific. I love eggplant and are perfect as a base in a dip.

    • Nour El-Zibdeh, RD February 4, 2010, 10:29 am

      Thank you Trish and Rebecca!

  • George Gaston February 4, 2010, 12:19 pm

    Nour, this is a fabulous sounding eggplant dip. I am definitely give it a try.

    I came upon your site through Rebecca at Chow and Chatter, when you were the guest post. You have a very creative site here and I look forward to browsing through and reading more. Many thanks…