Roasted Eggplant Hummus


If you have been to your local Farmers Market recently you have seen the bushels of eggplant.  When I went to our local Farmers Market this past weekend one of my favorite vendors I purchase a lot of our weekly produce from was selling eggplant for one dollar.  At that price it was time to stock up on some eggplant.

When you talk to people about eggplant they either love it or hate it.  I love eggplant and its meaty texture.  I enjoy simply roasting eggplant with a drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper and enjoying just like that.  

If you are a eggplant lover and also enjoy hummus you will enjoy this Roasted Eggplant Hummus.  If you maybe don’t like eggplant but enjoy hummus you may like this hummus.  The eggplant gives this hummus a thick texture.  Serve with pita chips, tortilla, or carrots.  I think its fantastic just alone!






Roasted Eggplant Hummus
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Ingredients
1 pound eggplant cut in to large cubes
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, divided
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 15.5oz can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
2 tablespoons tahini
1 garlic clove
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice



Directions
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  On a large baking sheet toss eggplant, 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt and pepper and spread in a single layer.  Roast for 18-20 minutes.  Remove from oven and set aside.

In food processor combine, chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, 2 tablespoons olive oil and pulse 3 or 4 times.  Add eggplant and blend on highest level until desired consistency.

Store in air tight containers in the refrigerator.


Happy cooking!

Comments

  1. wow! never thought of that. anyway, i was looking at the food processor picture in the collage, and that’s so cool that you can fit all that stuff in your food processor! (I can’t. the lid explodes. did that before. *sigh.)

  2. P.s. I’m so glad you took off the word thing for comments. So annoying. :D

  3. Ha, sorry about that word thing. I totally didn’t know it was on there until I was doing some updating and noticed it. I can’t believe I got that all in my processor either. I usually use a Vitamix which fits it all but when I am doing photos and cooking for the site I use my Cuisinart Food Processor. Its stuffed in there, but it worked and thankfully didn’t explode all over! :)

  4. I love roasted eggplant…I usually make it into baba ghanoush, but this hummus looks amazing! I need to pick up an eggplant at the grocery store and make this asap…looks delicious! :)

  5. Thanks! I love Baba Ghanoush too. This recipe is similar to it.

  6. Oh boy, can’t wait to try this! We have eggplant in our garden and in about a week I am going to have too many to eat all at once! A great problem to have, and I see this as a great solution. About how long will this keep (without going kind of fuuuuunky)?

  7. Yes, that is a great problem to have with eggplant; I’m envious! This will stay good in an air tight container in the refrigerator for about a week. Enjoy!

  8. Great recipe, two ingredients that I really love. Eggplant and Chickpeas

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