Roasted Eggplant Spread Recipe
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Roasted Eggplant Spread Recipe

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Black pepper and garlic perk up this out-of-the-ordinary spread that hits the spot on a crisp cracker or toasted bread slice. "It's excellent," assures Barbara McCalley of Allison Park, Pennsylvania.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 large sweet red peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium eggplant, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium red onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • Toasted baguette slices or assorted crackers

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup spread: 84 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 153mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Mix first four ingredients. Place vegetables in a large bowl; toss with oil mixture. Transfer to a 15x10x1-in. pan coated with cooking spray. Roast vegetables until softened and lightly browned, 45-50 minutes, stirring once.
  2. Transfer to a food processor; cool slightly. Add tomato paste; pulse just until blended (mixture should be chunky).
  3. Transfer to a bowl; cool completely. Serve with toasted baguette. Yield: 2 cups.
Originally published as Roasted Eggplant Spread in Taste of Home December/January 2007, p18

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bad_dog_ny User ID: 7389685 158883
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2013

"I wing recipes, don't measure much. Used more garlic than called for, and added about 2 tsp cumin powder when blending. Nice flavors, not difficult."

Katya Bernal User ID: 7005088 140803
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2012

"I love this recipe ~ and the best part is it is super easy to make"

CRzasa User ID: 1193827 110822
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2012

"This was good. I liked the combination of flavors."

becky66 User ID: 1915904 141238
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2012

"Good flavor, next time I might add a little chili powder, cumin and red pepper for a little more kick. But otherwise, a great all-veggie dip and a nice alternative to high-fat dips."

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