Eggplant and Caramelized Onion Dip
This a great choice for a holiday appetizer—full of flavor without all the cheese, sour cream or butter in most dips. Eat and Enjoy!
Prep Time:60 min
- Olive oil
- 2 cups yellow onion, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 large eggplant, cut into ¼-inch rounds
- Sea salt and ground pepper
- ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt (optional)
- Toasted baguette slices or cut veggies for serving
Preheat oven to broil (medium if you have that option) and position rack at top of oven.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 2-3 tablespoons olive oil and the onions. Stir often and scrape up “caramel” from pan bottom. Continue until caramelized, 40 to 50 minutes. Lower heat if burning. Add minced garlic in the last 5 minutes. Set aside.
While onions cook, sprinkle eggplant rounds with table salt on both sides and place in a colander to drain excess water. After 10 minutes, lightly rinse with water and then press between two towels.
Arrange eggplant on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle lightly with sea salt. Roast 5-7 minutes, turning once or twice, until eggplant is soft and golden brown. Let cool. Peel away the skin of the eggplant (a little skin is OK).
Place eggplant and onion-garlic mixture in a bowl. Mash with a fork.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Optional: Add Greek yogurt and stir to make the dip ultra-creamy.Serve immediately with toasted baguette or assorted veggies. Best when eaten fresh but will keep in the fridge, covered, for a couple days.
Serving size = 1/4 cup Calories: 107 Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 1.6g Carbohydrates: 8.8g Sugars: 3.7g Sodium: 164mg Fiber: 3.4g Protein: 1.6g