Grilled Eggplant Dip with Toasted Pita

Grilled Eggplant Dip with Toasted Pita
Grilled Eggplant Dip with Toasted Pita. Westend61/GettyImages
  • Total: 40 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: Serves 8
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
201 Calories
4g Fat
38g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 8
Amount per serving
Calories 201
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 548mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Protein 7g
Calcium 82mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is a traditional eggplant dip (or Baba Ghanoush) prepared on the grill. Roasting the eggplant an open flame adds a depth of flavor that is key for this dish.  

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggplants, 14 to 16 ounces/400 to 450 g
  • 1 cup/240 mL chopped tomato
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL diced onion
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 3-4 tablespoons/45 to 60 mL cold water
  • 3 tablespoons/45 mL fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL tahini
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL salt
  • Dash of freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 pita bread pockets

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. To prepare dip: Pierce eggplants in several places with a fork and grill over a low direct heat on all sides until it collapses and the flesh begins to soften. Remove from grill and allow to cool. Cut each eggplant lengthwise and scoop out cooked flesh. Place in food processor, leaving brown liquid and skins behind. Add tahini, garlic, tomato, onion, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and olive oil to eggplant and process until smooth. Place mixture in a serving dish and garnish with parsley or tomatoes.
  3. Grill pita over direct medium heat until lightly toasted. This should take roughly 3 to 5 minutes. Cut pita into wedges and serve with dip.