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Fresh and Indulgent Eggplant Dip – Middle Eastern Inspired

Eggplant dip

This eggplant dip is perfect as a snack or appetiser

Dive in this eggplant dip with its rich and vibrant flavours of this Middle East. With creamy Greek yogurt, nutty tahini, tangy lemon juice, and fragrant olive oil, this dip is a medley of deliciousness. Softened eggplant forms the base, resulting in a smooth and velvety texture that is both satisfying and irresistible. Whether you’re entertaining guests or simply craving a flavourful snack, this eggplant dip is sure to impress.

It’s creamy and full of flavors

The combination of Greek yogurt and tahini forms the backbone of this dip, creating a rich and creamy foundation. Greek yogurt lends its velvety texture and tangy notes, while tahini adds a delightful nuttiness and depth of flavor. Together, they create a harmonious symphony that will keep you coming back for more.

This recipe uses boiled eggplant for an easier and quicker twist. The eggplant is then blended to a silky consistency, resulting in a dip that is luxuriously smooth and satisfyingly rich. The earthy notes of the eggplant meld perfectly with the other ingredients, creating a delightful balance of flavours.

Brightness of Lemon and the Fragrance of Olive Oil

Freshly squeezed lemon juice adds a vibrant burst of acidity, brightening the dip and providing a welcome contrast to the creamy elements. The olive oil, with its distinctive aroma and fruity undertones, brings a touch of elegance to the dish. Drizzle it over the dip just before serving to enhance both the flavor and presentation.

This eggplant dip goes with everything

This eggplant dip is incredibly versatile and can be enjoyed in various ways. Serve it as a dip alongside warm pita bread, crunchy vegetables, or toasted pita chips. It also makes a delightful spread for sandwiches or wraps, adding a burst of flavour to your favorite lunchtime creations. Furthermore, it can be used as a condiment or sauce to elevate grilled meats, roasted vegetables, or even falafel.

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This eggplant dip draws inspiration from the vibrant and diverse Middle Eastern cuisine, known for its bold flavors and aromatic spices. It celebrates the culinary traditions of the region, showcasing the versatility of eggplant and the harmonious combination of ingredients that Middle Eastern cuisine is renowned for.

Middle-Eastern inspired Eggplant Dip

Get ready to dip into this super creamy eggplant dip! Made with tender eggplants blended with olive oil, tahini, Greek yogurt, a pinch of salt, and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, this dip is a creamy dream come true. Every scoop is a burst of rich, savory flavor that pairs perfectly with crunchy pita chips, fresh veggies, or as a spread on your favorite sandwich.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Keyword: Eggplant dip
Servings: 1 bowl


  • 1 eggplant, cubed and boiled
  • 1 garlic clove
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tsp greek yoghurt
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • juice of half a lemon
  • Optional: olive oil, smoked paprika powder and cilantro to top


  • Boil the cubed eggplant with the garlic clove for 20 minutes.
  • Once softened, strain the eggplant and garlic and squeeze out any excess liquid, then transfer it to your food processor. Add the remaining ingredients and blend into a smooth texture
  • Top with olive oil, smoked paprika powder and fresh cilantro

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Made with love by Katja & Youssef | 2023