Monday, 10 October 2011

Recipe: Eggplant and Chickpea Dip

A co-worker of mine gave me this recipe. It is super easy and gluten free, too.

What you will need:

1 large eggplant
400g can chickpeas
quarter cup lemon juice (or slightly less if you don't want it too lemony)
1 to 2 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped (optional)
1 to 2 tsp ground cumin
1 to 2 tsp sweet paprika
2 tbsp pine nuts
2 tbsp chopped parsley


Grab a baking tray and some foil. Scrunch the foil into a cradle shape to hold the eggplant. Thoroughly pierce the eggplant all over with a fork. Place in foil cradle on baking tray and bake in oven at 200 degrees Celsius for 1 hour or until the eggplant has caved in on itself and is soft.

When done, slice it open and scoop out the flesh. Pop it into a blender or food processor . Add the chickpeas, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, cumin and paprika. Blend until smooth. Spoon into a ramekin or two and sprinkle a little bit of paprika, pine nuts and parsley over the top.

Serve with crackers or vegetable sticks. I tend not to add any salt to this dip, as the salt from crackers usually is enough but if you are using veggie sticks instead, add a dash of salt if you want.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds really nice, I love roasted eggplant in dips but haven't paired it with chickpeas yet. I'm bookmarking this one, thanks! :D