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Mutabal, a roasted eggplant dip with garlic, tahini and yoghurt in a bowl with pomegranate and mint.

Mutabal - Roasted Eggplant Dip with Thick Yoghurt

Mutabal is a Middle Eastern dip consisting of cooked eggplant, tahini, garlic and thick yoghurt. It's served cold and attacked with fresh pita.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Cooling Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 165kcal
Cost: $10/ 7€

Equipment

  • microplane or garlic-press

Ingredients

  • 2 whole eggplants
  • 1 clove garlic peeled
  • ½ pc lemon juice of
  • 300 g yogurt 10% fat
  • 70 g tahini shaken well
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil or any high smoke point oil
  • sea salt
  • black pepper, cracked

For Garnish

  • 1 tbsp pomegranate seeds
  • 1 sprig mint leaves fresh
  • 1 glug 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 and using a knife, poke holes into them. Brush with a thin layer of vegetable oil. Pop in the oven for 35 minutes.
    Brushing the eggplant with oil and poking holes in them.
  • Remove the eggplant from the oven and cover tightly with plastic wrap to steam. Let this cool for about 20 minutes or until it's cool enough to handle.
    Covering the eggplant with plastic wrap.
  • When the eggplants are finally 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, a roasted eggplant dip with garlic, tahini and yoghurt in a bowl with pomegranate and mint.

Nutrition

Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 205mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 74IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 1mg
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