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Melitzanosalata in a bowl with chopped tomatoes and parsley sprinkled on top with crackers on the side.
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Melitzanosalata (Roasted Eggplant Dip)

Louisa Clements
Metlitzanosalata is a Greek roasted eggplant dip. It's simple, and loaded with flavour made by roasting eggplant and blending it with garlic, shallot, lemon juice, vinegar and parsley.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 1 eggplant, halved lengthwise
  • 4 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 small shallot, peeled and chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt, divided

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Place halved eggplant, cut side up, in a 9x13 or 8x8 baking pan (depending on the size of your eggplant). Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1/4 tsp of salt. Cover with foil and bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until eggplant is fully cooked and very soft. Allow eggplant to cool until it is safe to handle.
  • When cool enough to handle, scoop out the inside of the eggplant, discarding the skin.
  • In a food processor, process scooped eggplant with remaining olive oil, vinegar, parsley, shallot, garlic and remaining salt. Taste and add more acid as needed.
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Nutrition Facts
Melitzanosalata (Roasted Eggplant Dip)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 159 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 295mg13%
Potassium 283mg8%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 111IU2%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Nutrition information is an estimate and is provided for informational purposes only. If you have any specific dietary concerns, please consult with your healthcare practitioner.