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Mutabal dip in a white square plate garnished with sumac and chopped parsley.
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4.78 from 9 votes

Mutabal

A simple rustic Middle Eastern eggplant dip with smoky fresh flavors. A perfect dip/appetizer that goes very well with veggie stick or toasted pita wedges.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Syrian
Diet: Gluten Free, Halal
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 108kcal
Author: Amira

Ingredients

  • 2 eggplants about 2 pounds.
  • 1/4 cup tahini paste.
  • 1/4 cup full fat yogurt.
  • 3 Tablespoons lime juice.
  • 3 garlic cloves.
  • 1/4 teaspoon coriander.
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin.
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional for heat.
  • Parsley pomegranate seeds or sumac for decorations.
  • Olive oil for a final drizzle.

Instructions

  • Cut a slit lengthwise in each eggplant and roast on stove, grill or in the oven.
  • Set the eggplants aside to cool down for 10 minutes.
  • Scoop the pulp out on a cutting board and chop with a sharp knife.
  • In another bowl whisk together tahini, yogurt, lime juice, garlic, cumin, coriander and cayenne pepper is using.
  • Add the chopped eggplant and mix well to combine.
  • Scoop the dip in a serving platter, drizzle with oil and garnish with parsley, sumac or pomegranate.
  • Serve with pita wedges or veggies.

Notes

  • I like roasting the eggplants on open flame over my stove. You can also use your outdoor grill or in a 450F oven. It will take probably between 30 to 40 minutes.
  • You can use your blender or food processor to make the dip smoother. Chopping with a knife is the authentic way.
  • I liked using whole yogurt, low fat yogurt was not as good.
  • This dip can stay in the fridge for 3-4 days as it has dairy I do not recommend leaving it longer.
  • I like serving it with veggie sticks like cucumber, carrots, celery and bell peppers. Goes great with pita chips, tortilla chips or toasted pita wedges. It is also a great side dish for your grilled meat and fish.

Nutrition

Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 426mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg