Close this search box.

Recipe: Eggplant and Red Pepper Dip

Getting ready for the Super Bowl?

Prepare this Spanish tapas dip ahead of time and serve either warm or cold. Made by roasting eggplants and red bell peppers, this vegetable-loaded dip goes well with tortilla chips, pita bread or chips, whole wheat crackers, or artisan bread.

And if you’re going out for a potluck, this dip is one way to ensure a healthy snack is on the table. If you’re being mindful of what you eat and trying to get few more servings of vegetables in, you want to try this one out.


Recipe: Eggplant and Red Pepper Dip
Recipe Type: Vegetable Dip
Author: Nour Zibdeh
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 60 mins
Total time: 1 hour 10 mins
Roasted eggplant and bell peppers, pureed to make a healthy delicious dip.
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 large eggplants
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 c cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  1. Prick the surface of the eggplants and peppers with a fork several times. Brush with 1 tbsp olive oil. Bake at 375 F on a baking sheet for about 1 hour.
  2. While still warm, carefully scoop out the flesh of the eggplants and peppers with a spoon. Discard the skin and seeds.
  3. Transfer the eggplants and bell peppers to a food processor along with crushed garlic, lemon juice, cilantro, paprika, salt, and pepper. Puree.
  4. Serve immediately warm or refrigerate and serve either cold later.

Nour’s guidance and expertise was the key to dramatically halting our son’s [Crohn’s] disease progression! His pediatric gastroenterologist is now in agreement of our choice to treat solely with diet and supplements. All his labs have improved and his inflammatory markers are so low they are practically nonexistent.

Before working with Nour, I experienced intestinal pain off and on for for 54 years with minimal success on medications. I have benefited 100% from Nour’s program as I am now pain free!

A lot of time and money was wasted on foods that I thought would help my digestive struggles [diarrhea, bloating, hunger], but in fact I was making it worse. The main benefit is getting a handle on what negatively affects my digestive symptom. Doing a total 180 to my eating habits has been pretty amazing.


6 thoughts on “Recipe: Eggplant and Red Pepper Dip”

  1. Nour, this is a fabulous sounding eggplant dip. I am definitely give it a try.

    I came upon your site through Rebecca at Chow and Chatter, when you were the guest post. You have a very creative site here and I look forward to browsing through and reading more. Many thanks…

  2. Pingback: Turmeric Spice–and Eggplant Recipe : Practical Nutrition

  3. Pingback: 10 Ways to Use Olive Oil : Practical Nutrition

Comments are closed.