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Baked Eggplant Appetizer

 
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Absolutely delicious. First time I made an eggplant dip, and it was surprisingly tasty. The mixture of roasted bell peppers, eggplants, feta cheese, garlic and onion was so yummy and flavorful.

Yield

6

servings

Prep

30

min

Cook

60

min

Ready

90

min

Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Low Carb
 

Ingredients

1 large eggplant
*
1 x olive oil
*
1 large onions
peeled and quartered
3 each garlic cloves
unpeeled
1 each sweet red bell peppers
halved and seeded
1 teaspoon oregano
fresh, chopped
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
teaspoon salt
*
teaspoon black pepper
*
4 ounces feta cheese
crumbled
2 tablespoons parsley leaves
fresh, chopped
1 x pita bread
or crackers
*

Directions

Preheat oven to 350℉ (180℃).

Halve eggplant lengthwise. Brush all sides with olive oil. Place halves cut-side down on a baking sheet. Bake 25 minutes. Brush onion, garlic and red pepper with oil; add to eggplant. Bake 25 to 30 minutes longer or until vegetables are tender.

Cool eggplant; scoop out flesh and place in a food processor or wooden bowl. Squeeze garlic pulp from skins, peel red pepper, and add to eggplant along with onion, oregano, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Process or finely chop by hand. Do not puree.

Mix in 3 oz. of the feta cheese. Spoon mixture into a serving bowl. Sprinkle remaining feta cheese around the edge of mixture; mound parsley in the center.

Serve with pita bread or crackers.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Comments

Liz
Indianapolis, United States
 over 7 years ago

Oh, I love dips like this! Healthy and delicious!!!

Thanks, Liz! The dip was very tasty and very healthy too. I had trouble to stop eating it :-)

happyzhangbo
Toronto , Ontario, Canada
 over 7 years ago
Madison Smith
Charlotte, NC
 over 7 years ago

LOVE eggplant. And somehow I have never thought of using it in a dip at home. This recipe sounds fantastic so I will keep it in mind for my next get together. Thanks for sharing!

You are welcome, Madison. Hope you will enjoy this tasty dip too. Happy Cooking :-)

happyzhangbo
Toronto , Ontario, Canada
 over 7 years ago
lynn in ma
Leicester, MA, United States
 over 7 years ago

Oh, this is right up my alley! Looks fantastic. Will let you know soon how it comes out.

Lynn, you will love it. I was completely addicted to this dip, and I also made some bread crackers to serve with it. Absolutely delicious!

happyzhangbo
Toronto , Ontario, Canada
 over 7 years ago
anita108
Central District, Hong Kong
 over 6 years ago

This is an Indian dish call bartha, it uses different spices.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 66g (2.3 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 7259% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 186mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A 15% Vitamin C 51%
Calcium 8% Iron 3%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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