Smokey Roasted Eggplant Hummus Recipe

Looking for an easy Smokey Roasted Eggplant Hummus recipe? Learn how to make Smokey Roasted Eggplant Hummus using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by vidam

Makes 14 servings



Smoky Roasted Eggplant Hummus. I hope you like it. I'll warn you, this is some serious garlic and spice. This is not a recipe for the culinary faint of heart, however, it is easily adapted to suit a palate seeking simpler tastes. Merely cut down on the garlic and jalapeņo pepper until it tastes good to you.

Recipe Ingredients for Smokey Roasted Eggplant Hummus

1 large eggplant, roasted, (about 2 cups)
14 oz chickpeas, drained, juice reserved
4 cloves garlic
5 tbs tahini
4 ounces lemon juice (preferably fresh)
2 tsp fresh ginger root
1 fresh jalapeņo pepper (use less to taste)
1 tsp cumin, ground
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp fresh ground black pepper

Recipe Directions for Smokey Roasted Eggplant Hummus

  1. This makes 14 generous 1/4 cup servings.

  2. Roast the eggplant on the grill.

  3. (this is not included in prep time, but here's the instructions if you need them. You'll need 30 minutes to roast and a couple hours to cool before peeling) To do this, wash, cut off stem and pierce the skin with fork all along the length to keep it from bursting. On med-high flame, set eggplant directly on grill, turning every 7 minutes or so, for about 30 minutes until the skin is charred. Set aside to cool, then peel away charred skin, saving the flesh ( a few flecks of skin will add more smoky flavor and are okay). Chill up to overnight, covered.

  4. Mince the garlic and jalapeņo pepper (wear plastic gloves for safety). Remove seeds and membrane from the pepper to reduce the heat, if desired. Set aside.

  5. Add the chilled roasted eggplant, tahini, lemon juice in food processor, pulse till it's an even consistency--about 1 minute.

  6. Add spices and grated ginger root paste, continue to process another 30 to 60 seconds to get them fully incorporated. Scrape down sides with spatula if needed.

  7. Add drained garbanzo beans and continue pulsing on low speed until an even paste like consistency is achieved. Use reserved liquid from the beans or a little extra tahini or lemon juice until you get a consistency you like, something akin to peanut butter is optimal for dipping and using in sandwiches.

  8. Add jalapeņo a bit at a time, thoroughly blending about 20 seconds each time to get it fully dispersed, and taste for heat. Add more or less to suit you. Adjust the seasonings if needed.

  9. Let chill to blend for about an hour before serving. Taste before using and add more spices if desired, since this tends to mellow a bit after a couple days of being stored.

  10. Number of Servings: 14

  11. As pictured above, with 1 cup spring greens, 2 tsp feta cheese, 3 large black olives, about 1/4 cup cucumber slices, 2-3 Tbs chopped red onion, and half of a half whole grain Thomas's whole grain bagel, along with a generous 1/4 cup of the Smokey Roasted Eggplant Hummus and lime infused sparkling water, this lunch is 240.5 calories, 36.7 grams of carbs, 9.3 grams fat (mostly heart healthy ones) and 10.5 grams of protein. The fiber in the hummus is 2.1g and the greens add a couple more, along with tons of vitamin A and C. Enjoy!

Categories

Beans, Appetizers, Side Dish, Snacks, Indian, No Cook

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 77.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
148
Calories from Fat
42
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.7g
7%
Saturated Fat
0.6g
3%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
147mg
6%
Potassium
371mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
21.6g
7%
Dietary Fiber
6.7g
27%
Sugars
4.1g
Protein
6.9g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 6% Iron 14%
* 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
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in phosphorus
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