Roasted Eggplant & Feta Dip Recipe

Looking for an easy Roasted Eggplant & Feta Dip recipe? Learn how to make Roasted Eggplant & Feta Dip using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by adkotchey

Makes 12 servings



This roasted eggplant and feta dip gets a kick from a fresh chile pepper and cayenne pepper. There are countless variations on this classic meze (appetizer) in Greece. Out-of-season eggplant or eggplant that has been heavily watered often has an abundance of seeds, which make the vegetable bitter. Be sure to taste the dip before you serve it; if it's a touch bitter, you can remedy that with a little sugar. Serve with toasted pita crisps or as a sandwich spread.

Recipe Ingredients for Roasted Eggplant & Feta Dip

1 medium eggplant, (about 1 pound)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese, preferably Greek
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1 small red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 optional [11979] pepper chile pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 pinch sugar, (optional)

Recipe Directions for Roasted Eggplant & Feta Dip

  1. Position oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source; preheat broiler.

  2. Line a baking pan with foil. Place eggplant in the pan and poke a few holes all over it to vent steam. Broil the eggplant, turning with tongs every 5 minutes, until the skin is charred and a knife inserted into the dense flesh near the stem goes in easily, 14 to 18 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board until cool enough to handle.

  3. Put lemon juice in a medium bowl. Cut the eggplant in half lengthwise and scrape the flesh into the bowl, tossing with the lemon juice to help prevent discoloring. Add oil and stir with a fork until the oil is absorbed. (It should be a little chunky.) Stir in feta, onion, bell pepper, chile pepper (if using), basil, parsley, cayenne and salt. Taste and add sugar if needed.

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Snacks

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 64.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
71
Calories from Fat
53
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.9g
9%
Saturated Fat
1.6g
8%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
6mg
2%
Sodium
122mg
5%
Potassium
121mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates
3.6g
1%
Dietary Fiber
1.6g
6%
Sugars
1.8g
Protein
1.4g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 19%
Calcium 4% Iron 1%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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