Recipe courtesy of Nigella Lawson
Print
Badenjan Dip
Total:
2 hr 5 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
10 servings as part of mezze meal
Level:
Intermediate

Nutrition Info

Healthy
Total:
2 hr 5 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
10 servings as part of mezze meal
Level:
Intermediate

Nutrition Info

Healthy

Ingredients

  • 3 small eggplants (1 to 1 1/2 pounds) to make about 1 1/4 cups when roasted, pulped and sieved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (not extra-virgin)
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • 3 fat cloves garlic, minced or grated
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon saffron threads, soaked in 2 tablespoons warm water
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint, to garnish
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted, to garnish
  • Dribble extra-virgin olive oil, to garnish

Directions

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

Prick the eggplants with a fork and put them on a baking sheet and cook for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until soft to the touch. Allow to cool before peeling and mashing them, then leave the pulp in a sieve to drain.

Heat the 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan and add the onion and garlic. Cook until golden and then add the drained eggplant mush, cooking it with the onion and garlic for about 5 minutes over a gentle heat, stirring frequently. Take off the heat and turn into a bowl to cool and season with salt and pepper.

Add the yogurt to the cooled eggplant mixture together with the saffron in the now golden water, stirring together well. Turn into a bowl and sprinkle over the mint, toasted pine nuts, and a dribble of oil.

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Step-by-step photos

Steak Essentials 03:26

Everything you need to know to select and grill a perfect steak.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Spinach-Ricotta Dip

Recipe courtesy of Aida Mollenkamp

Sweet Pea Dip

Recipe courtesy of Michael Symon

Mimi's Sausage Dip

Recipe courtesy of Cooking Channel

Roasted Artichoke Dip

Recipe courtesy of Kelsey Nixon

Spinach and Cheese Dip

Recipe courtesy of Chuck Hughes

Onion Dip

Spicy Bacon Spinach Artichoke Dip

Recipe courtesy of Alice Currah

On TV

Junk Food Flip

7:30am | 6:30c

Junk Food Flip

8:30am | 7:30c

Junk Food Flip

9:30am | 8:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

10:30am | 9:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

11:30am | 10:30c

Good Eats

12pm | 11c

Good Eats

12:30pm | 11:30c

Good Eats

1pm | 12c

Good Eats

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Cheap Eats

3pm | 2c

Cheap Eats

3:30pm | 2:30c

Cheap Eats

4pm | 3c

Cheap Eats

4:30pm | 3:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

5:30pm | 4:30c

Big Bad BBQ Brawl

6:30pm | 5:30c

Big Bad BBQ Brawl

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

8pm | 7c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

8:30pm | 7:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

9:30pm | 8:30c

Cheap Eats

10pm | 9c

Cheap Eats

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

12:30am | 11:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

1:30am | 12:30c

Cheap Eats

2am | 1c

Cheap Eats

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here