Spicy Eggplant Dip Recipe

Eggplant is a versatile vegetable that can be cooked in many ways. One of the most popular ways to enjoy eggplant is in the form of a dip. The eggplant dip is healthy, easy to make and perfect for any occasion. This spicy eggplant dip recipe is a twist on the traditional eggplant dip, with a little bit of heat added to it. It’s perfect for those who love a little bit of spice in their food.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large eggplant
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cut the eggplant into 1-inch cubes and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 20-25 minutes, or until tender and lightly browned.
  4. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic, red onion, red bell pepper, and jalapeno pepper and cook until soft, about 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in the cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper and cook for 1 minute.
  6. Add the roasted eggplant and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  8. Transfer the eggplant mixture to a food processor and pulse until smooth.
  9. Add the lemon juice and cilantro and pulse until combined.
  10. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
  11. Serve with pita chips or veggies for dipping.

This spicy eggplant dip is a great addition to any party spread or as a healthy snack option. The combination of roasted eggplant, spices, and fresh cilantro gives it a unique and delicious flavor that everyone will love. It’s also vegan and gluten-free, making it a perfect option for those with dietary restrictions. Give this recipe a try and enjoy a new twist on a classic dip.

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