Print
clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Melitzanosalata (Aubergine salad dip)

Melitzanosalata recipe (Traditional Greek Eggplant dip)

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (672 votes, average: 4.76 out of 5)
Loading...
  • Author: Eli K. Giannopoulos
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 60 min
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 portions 1x
  • Category: Dips
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Greek

Description

Capture the essence of Greek cooking with this traditional Greek melitzanosalata (eggplant dip) recipe. This is the simplest, no fuss version of the traditional Greek melitzanosalata recipe with only three very simple, straightforward steps to follow.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 4 large purple eggplants
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 125 ml olive oil (1/2 cup)
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped


Instructions

  1. To prepare this super easy melitzanosalata recipe (Greek eggplant dip), start by baking the eggplants in a preheated oven at 200C. You could either bake them whole or sliced in half length-wise, depending on how much time you’ve got to bake them. If you choose to bake them whole, use a fork to make some wholes on the aubergines, place on a tray and bake for about 1 hour.
  2. For this melitzanosalata recipe you need to use only the flesh of the eggplants. Peel the eggplants and dice the pulp.
  3. Place the pulp and the remaining ingredients in a large bowl and vigorously mix with a wooden spoon. (If you prefer your melitzanosalata to have a creamier texture, then add the ingredients in a blender or food processor and pulse, adding the olive oil gradually on a steady stream. Alternatively mash the eggplants using a fork). Let the melitzanosalata (Greek eggplant dip) cool down and put in the fridge to allow the flavours to mingle.
  4. Serve the melitzanosalata in a small bowl garnished with a whole black olive. Enjoy!


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 portion
  • Calories: 201kcal
  • Sugar: 10.2g
  • Sodium: 297.4mg
  • Fat: 15.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.2g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 12.4g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 17.5g
  • Fiber: 8.4g
  • Protein: 2.9g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: Melitzanosalata, Greek eggplant dip recipe, Greek roasted aubergine dip