Roasted Eggplant & Feta Dip Recipe | The Olive Crush

Roasted Eggplant & Feta Dip

Roasted Eggplant & Feta Dip Recipe | The Olive Crush
Try this Greece-based roasted eggplant & feta dip recipe with toasted pita crisps or as a sandwich spread! This recipe makes 12 servings (1/2 cup each) so is great to share with your friends and family.

Roasted Eggplant & Feta Dip
Serves 12
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Total Time
40 min
Total Time
40 min
  1. 1 medium eggplant (about 1 pound)
  2. 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  3. 1/4 cup Italian Pendolino Casaliva Reserve Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  4. 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese, preferably Greek
  5. 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  6. 1 small red bell pepper, finely chopped
  7. 1 small chile pepper, such as jalapeño, seeded and minced (optional)
  8. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  9. 1 tablespoon finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  10. 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
  11. 1/4 teaspoon Whole Spice Himalayan Pink Sea Salt
  12. Pinch of sugar (optional)
  1. Position oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source; preheat broiler.
  2. Line a baking pan with foil. Place eggplant in the pan and poke a few holes all over it to vent steam. Broil the eggplant, turning with tongs every 5 minutes, until the skin is charred and a knife inserted into the dense flesh near the stem goes in easily, 14 to 18 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board until cool enough to handle.
  3. Put lemon juice in a medium bowl.
  4. Cut the eggplant in half lengthwise and scrape the flesh into the bowl, tossing with the lemon juice to help prevent discoloring. Add oil and stir with a fork until the oil is absorbed. (It should be a little chunky.)
  5. Stir in feta, onion, bell pepper, chile pepper (if using), basil, parsley, cayenne and salt.
  6. Taste and add sugar if needed (see note).
  7. Service with pita crisps or use as a sandwich spread.
  1. Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days
  2. Note: Out-of-season eggplant or eggplant that has been heavily watered often has an abundance of seeds, which make the vegetable bitter. Be sure to taste the dip before you serve it; if it's a touch bitter, you can remedy that with a little sugar.
Adapted from Eating Well
Adapted from Eating Well
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