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Eggplant Dip

Eggplant Dip

This recipe makes a healthy, low fat, low calorie eggplant dip. It’s a tasty snack served with vegetable sticks and also makes a delicious addition to a salad sandwich. Perfect for individuals who follow gluten, lactose free or vegan diets, as well as those trying to lower their cholesterol levels.

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium (500 grams) eggplants
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • ½ cup of continental parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon tahini paste (or 20 grams dry roasted sesame seeds)
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste

 

Method

  1. Prick the eggplants with a fork and dry bake for 30 minutes or until soft;
  2. Allow the eggplants to cool. Peel and roughly chop them;
  3. Put all the ingredients in a blender and whizz briefly until you achieve the desired consistency. You can make the dip completely smooth or leave it chunky as you prefer;
  4. Pour the dip into a serving bowl and chill to serve.

 

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Difficulty rating: Easy

 

Tips:

  • Serve with fresh wholegrain bread for a light and healthy lunch that’s high in fibre. Fibre is an important micronutrient which is used by the gastrointestinal system to digest food;
  • Serve with a green salad for a meal that provides loads of vitamins and minerals to keep your body healthy;
  • Serve as a snack with vegetable sticks or crackers at you next party;
  • Serve on a dip and salad platter, for example with Cucumber, yoghurt and mint salad.

 

Nutritional content:

Nutritional analysis per serve:

Energy 311.78 kJ
74.52 cal
Protein 3.11 g
Total fat 3.57 g
Saturated fat 0.39 g
Carbohydrates 5.11 g
Total sugars 4.87 g
Fibre 5.10 g
Sodium 19.78 mg
Cholesterol 0 mg
Potassium 464.88 mg

 

More Information

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Dates

Posted On: 20 April, 2012
Modified On: 7 May, 2012

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