Roasted Eggplant-Almond Dip

by on August 15, 2008
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Roasted Eggplant Almond Dip

I’d like to take all the credit for this interesting version of eggplant dip, but I can’t; it’s minimally adapted from Paul Gayler’s A Passion for Vegetables where its called Bhurtho (Smoked Eggplant Dip). From the name he gives it, I suspect Gayler was going for an Indian-style dish, yet the almonds and the lack of cumin, garam masala, or other spices set it apart.

D and I liked this dip well enough to make a meal of it with red and yellow peppers, zucchini slices, and toasted pita wedges for dipping. (E, our resident eggplant-hater, tasted it, at least, but stuck to hummus for her dipping.) We both enjoyed the spiciness of the chile and the surprise burst of flavor from the ginger; all in all, it was good for a change of pace, but it’s not going to replace my beloved baba ganoush any time soon!

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1 Vanessa August 12, 2009 at 10:24 am

Eggplant went on sale today in Copenhagen, and I needed a quick side dish, this was perfect, had all the ingredients and everyone loved it!

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