Roasted eggplant with tahini, garlic and lemon plus spices and seasoning. Our Smoked Eggplant Dip is beautiful!
You’re also going to love this recipe. Not only is it easy to prepare, it’s also full flavoured and there are so many interesting ways you can enjoy it. Plan to serve this SMOKED EGGPLANT DIP at your next get-together.
Assembling the ingredients for this delicious dip or spread is easy enough. The one thing you will need to do in advance is to prepare our ROASTED GARLIC BULB which is easy enough.
When shopping for eggplant, the bigger the better. As in all our recipes, we suggest using fresh, organic vegetables. For this recipe, try to find organic tahini. Yes, you will taste a difference.
Years ago I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon in the kitchen with a very talented Middle Eastern chef. He taught me to toast cumin seeds before grinding them to release their distinctive fragrance and flavours.
I’ve been doing it ever since and this recipe puts his suggestion to good use.
One of the most memorable moments in this recipe happens when you scoop the flesh of the roasted eggplant into a bowl along with the tahini, spices and lemon juice. The heady, warm and spiced fragrance is so appetizing you’ll want to perhaps sneak a taste after giving it a stir. Go ahead!
This SMOKED EGGPLANT DIP can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to five days, but it never lasts that long. If you’re making this recipe to serve at your next get-together we have other tasty treats that might interest you. Try our CHICKEN MARBELLA MEATBALLS and our KOREAN RIBS served with our sweet and spicy CHILI SAUCE.
Judging by the compliments this dip always receives, SMOKED EGGPLANT DIP is a keeper!