Friday, September 30, 2011

Easy Eggplant Dip

2 Japanese white eggplants, 1 GIANT purple eggplant, 1 black tomato, 2 green t'mater that fell early and will ripen in a window, and lots of yummy red t'maters that have already been turned into salsa.

It's been so rainy and dreary here lately that I've just sort of let my garden go.  And by garden, I mean two eggplant plants (do I say eggplants or eggplant plants?), three tomato plants and on acorn squash that died a few weeks ago. 

So imagine my surprise the other evening when I was out picking t'mater and spied this giant purple eggplant!  All hidden under the big fuzzy eggplant leaves.  This sucker is heavy as all get out.   I was afraid it wouldn't be very tasty this overgrown.  Oh but I just hate waste.  So I chopped it up and tossed it in some EVOO, Kosher salt and pepper.  And roasted it for about 30 mins (until soft).

Easy peasy.

I added plenty of EVOO when roasting so didn't need to add extra when in the FP.

Then I buzzed it thorough the food processor with a dash or three of chili powder.  You might need to add a little more EVOO too depending on how much you added before roasting.  And if you find a jar of roasted red peppers in your pantry, I bet that would be yummy too.

OK it's not beautiful.  But I promise it is a very yummy dip!

This dip has no actual name.  But it's really really yummy.  Like addicting.  Great on chips, crackers, veggies, crusty bread, or a spoon.

So should you find yourself with a giant purple eggplant or a bunch of normal sized eggplants, you totally need to make this little eggplant dip.  Because it's really really good!


JMW said...

Mmm, looks delicious! Another recipe I will have to try. :)

Katiellirb said...

Definitely going to try this! I do love me some eggplant! :)

Landlocked Mermaid said...

yummy! Keep the great recipes coming! or just come over and make me some xo


that looks delicious and healthy--more healthy than eggplant parm!

Elsa said...

I love eggplant, unfortunately I cannot grow it at all. Bugs always eat it. Anyway, the dip sounds delicious!

Miz Helen said...

We are going to love your Eggplant Dip, it looks delicious. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week!
Miz Helen

Melynda@Scratch Made Food! said...

The world can always use another delicious dip recipe! Thanks for sharing with the Hearth and Soul.

Swathi said...

This eggplant dip looks delicious, Thanks for sharing with hearth and soul blog hop. we will appreciate if you provide a worded or picture link to the blog hop.


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