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Mutabal in a bowl with lemons and fresh mint on the side.

Mutabal - A Creamy, Smokey, Roasted Eggplant Dip

This delicious mutabal dip is rich, creamy, garlicky, pleasantly smokey and peppered with plenty of fresh mint, good olive oil and crunchy pomegranates. Serve with lots of warm pita bread.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Cooling Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 181kcal
Cost: $10/ 7€

Equipment

  • microplane or garlic-press
  • Roasting tray
  • (Optional) Charcoal grill with wood chips

Ingredients

  • 260 g roasted eggplant (about 2 eggplants)
  • 300 g yogurt 10% fat
  • 70 g tahini
  • 3.5 g garlic (1 clove of garlic)
  • ½ pc lemon, juiced
  • 4 g vegetable oil (about 1 tsp)
  • sea salt
  • black pepper, cracked

For Garnish

  • 1 tbsp pomegranate seeds
  • 1 sprig mint leaves
  • 1 glug extra virgin olive oil the absolute best you can find

Instructions

  • Set the oven to 220°C/ 435°F.
    Place the eggplants on a lined baking tray. Poke holes into the eggplants with a knife and brush with a thin layer of vegetable oil.
    Pop in the oven for 35 minutes or until flesh is completely soft.
    Brushing the eggplant with oil and poking holes in them.
  • Remove the eggplants from the oven and cover tightly with plastic wrap to steam.
    Let them cool for about 20 minutes or until it's cool enough to handle.
    Covering the eggplant with plastic wrap.
  • When the eggplants are cooled, cut them in half lengthwise and remove the flesh with a spoon. Remove all the burnt skin and discard.
    Chop the eggplant roughly on the cutting board.
    The roasted eggplants split in half on a board.
  • Microplane the garlic, juice the lemon, add the tahini, yogurt and mix. Add enough salt to your liking.
    Mixing the ingredients together.
  • Scoop the mutabal into a serving bowl and garnish with fresh pomegranate seeds, mint and a good glug of olive oil.
    Enjoy with bread or pita!
    Mutabal in a bowl with lemons and fresh mint on the side.

Nutrition

Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 359mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 112IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 1mg
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