Smokey Eggplant Spread

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 25 min 2
Smokey Eggplant Spread
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1 eggplant Eggplant (cut into½-inch-thick slices)
1 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
1 tbsp Lemon juice
1 1/2 tbsp Olive Oil, Extra Virgin
2 tbsp Parsley, fresh (chopped)
1/2 tsp Hot sauce (or to taste)
2 tbsp Salt
1/2 large Yellow onion (yellow, finely diced)


Prepare stove-top smoker with wood chips (use 1 ¾ Tbs. hickory or maple chips).

Sprinkle fine layer of salt on baking sheet. Place eggplant slices on salt, and salt eggplant tops. Let stand 15 minutes.

Rinse eggplant slices under cold water, and pat dry. Arrange eggplant slices on smoker rack (it’s OK if they overlap slightly). Smoke eggplant slices 25 minutes, or until tender. Remove from heat, leave covered, and cool to room temperature.

Meanwhile, heat oil in small skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, and cook 10 minutes, or until onion is tender and lightly browned, stirring occasionally.

Chop cooled eggplant to coarsely puréed texture. Transfer to bowl, and stir in onion and garlic, parsley, lemon juice, and hot sauce. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Serve immediately with toasted whole wheat bread or pita bread. Can also refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 174
Calories from fat 97
Calories from saturated fat 15.3
Total Fat 10.8 g
Saturated Fat 1.7 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.2 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 7111 mg
Potassium 734 mg
Total Carbohydrate 20.6 g
Dietary Fiber 9.1 g
Sugars 11.5 g
Protein 3.2 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Vegetables 6.8

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