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Roasted Eggplant Dip

This creamy roasted eggplant dip is perfect for parties or healthy snacking.

Let’s kick off 2013 with some eggplant.

Not your favorite thing to ring in the New Year with?

Well, it beats how I almost literally spent the first few seconds of this year which was being persuaded (unsuccessfully, however) to kiss an 8 year old Yorkshire Terrier since I was the only one in the house without a significant other to smooch come midnight.

I don’t do dog kisses though and for those of you that do, I urge you to reconsider and just take 2 seconds to think about where those tongues go.

Got that mental image? Good.

Now make that your New Year’s resolution.

Roasted Eggplant Dip

Bet eggplant sounds even more appetizing now.

Eggplant dip

Ok forget about dog tongues and where they go and think about roasted eggplant, roasted garlic, lots of parsley and some yogurt, tahini and lemon.

It’s a savory smooth dip that packs a tangy punch.

Copious amounts were consumed on pita bread triangles on New Year’s eve and I mentally resolved, while shoving something like the 23rd piece of pita bread in my face, that I’m going to buy a weekly eggplant from here on out so this gets made more often.

Or, easy dinners like this cheesy chicken eggplant or lentil stuffed eggplant.

I can foresee slathering it on everything from roasted veggies to using it in a chicken salad — two ways I also like enjoying this roasted red pepper dip recipe — in addition to it’s excellent dip-ability.

Creamy roasted eggplant dip

I don’t think I’ve ever done a real resolution but a weekly eggplant purchase seems like one I can handle.

Need a vegan dip idea? Try this creamy and decadent vegan spinach and artichoke dip!

Try more tasty eggplant recipes with one of these:

Curry Roasted Eggplant Hummus Burgers
Mediterranean Eggplant Chips
Tomato Basil Eggplant Noodles
Italian Spiced Eggplant Fries

Roasted Eggplant Dip

This creamy roasted eggplant dip is perfect for parties or healthy snacking.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings


  • 1 medium whole eggplant
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt I used 2% Chobani
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • Toasted pine nuts pepitas, parsley and olive oil for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Wash eggplant and poke holes with a knife all around exterior. Place on a baking sheet.
  • Wrap garlic cloves in aluminum foil and place on sheet with eggplant.
  • Roast for 35-40 minutes until the eggplant is browned and soft. Flip once in the middle of roasting.
  • Remove eggplant from oven and slice in half lengthwise. Scoop flesh out of the skin and place in a food processor.
  • Squeeze roasted garlic out of it’s skin and into the food processor as well.
  • Add remaining ingredients except olive oil to the food processor and process for about 30 seconds until combined.
  • Drizzle olive oil into the food processor while running and process for about another minute until smooth.
  • Season to taste with more salt & pepper if needed.
  • Transfer to serving dish and garnish.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1SERVING | Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Sodium: 63mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

Cuisine Mediterranean
Course Appetizers
Keyword eggplant dip, eggplant dip recipe, healthy eggplant dip, roasted eggplant dip

Gina Matsoukas is the writer, founder, photographer and recipe developer of Running to the Kitchen — a food website focused on providing healthy, wholesome recipes using fresh and seasonal ingredients as much as possible. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets both digital and print, including MSN, Huffington post, Buzzfeed, Women’s Health and Food Network.

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my mom makes something similar and i always loved it. i will be making this tonight and loved the idea of roasting garlic along with the eggplants :) so delicious and love your photos