March 5, 2024

Smoky Harissa Eggplant Dip

0

A smoky and lip-smackingly delicious eggplant dip spiced with harissa and perfect to enjoy with flaky flatbreads.

A smoky and lip-smackingly delicious eggplant dip spiced with harissa and perfect to enjoy with flaky flatbreads.

I have always loved eggplants given in any form and can have it any time of the day. So when I saw this smoky and spiced eggplant dip on tv a few years back I knew it that I had to make it straight away.

The roasted and burnt garlic added an extra flavor to the dip – and not to mention the spiciness from harissa and mild nutty flavor from tahini too this dip to an extra level of amazingness.

See Also


Grilled Lamb with Eggplant and Crispy Chickpeas

At first, I thought to serve the dip with pita bread sticks but unfortunately ran out of the bread. Then I had to use quick and easy lachha paratha to serve with it and frankly, it was even better than pita.

Print

.tasty-recipes-print-button{background-color:#667;border:none;display:inline-block;padding:.5em 1em;text-decoration:none}body:not(.tasty-recipes-print-view) .tasty-recipes-print-button.tasty-recipes-print-above-card{color:#fff;display:none}body:not(.tasty-recipes-print-view) .tasty-recipes-print-button.tasty-recipes-print-above-card:hover{background-color:#b2b2bb;color:#fff;display:inline-block;padding:.5em 1em;text-decoration:none}.tasty-recipes-image-button-container{display:flex;flex-direction:column;flex-wrap:wrap;float:right;margin-left:10px}body.tasty-recipes-print-view .tasty-recipes-buttons{display:none}.tasty-recipes-image-button-container .tasty-recipes-buttons{margin-bottom:10px;margin-top:10px}.tasty-recipes-image-button-container .tasty-recipes-button-wrap{box-sizing:border-box;margin-bottom:10px}.tasty-recipes-image-button-container .tasty-recipes-buttons a{background-color:#f9f9f9;border:1px solid #aaa;border-radius:0;color:#aaa;display:block;font-size:16px;font-weight:700;line-height:16px;margin-top:0;padding:8px;text-align:center;text-decoration:none;text-transform:uppercase}.tasty-recipes-image-button-container .tasty-recipes-buttons .button:hover{background-color:#aaa;border:1px solid #aaa;color:#fff;opacity:1}.tasty-recipes-image-button-container .tasty-recipes-buttons a:hover{background-color:#979599;text-decoration:none}.tasty-recipes-image-button-container .tasty-recipes-buttons svg{display:none}.tasty-recipes-yield-scale{border:1px solid #979599;border-radius:2px;color:#979599;font-size:.7rem;margin-left:3px;padding:0 4px}.tasty-recipes-units-scale-container{display:flex;flex-wrap:wrap}.tasty-recipes-convert-container{padding:0 1em 1em 0}.tasty-recipes-convert-container .tasty-recipes-convert-label{align-self:center;color:#979599;font-size:.6rem;text-transform:uppercase}.tasty-recipes-convert-container button{background:transparent;border:1px solid #353547;border-radius:2px;color:#353547;letter-spacing:0;margin-left:5px;min-width:34px;padding:2px 4px;text-align:center}.tasty-recipes-convert-container button.tasty-recipes-convert-button-active{background-color:#000;border-color:#000;color:#fff}.tasty-recipes-convert-container button:focus{outline:none}.tasty-recipes-scale-container{display:flex;padding:0 0 1em}.tasty-recipes-scale-container .tasty-recipes-scale-label{align-self:center;color:#979599;font-size:.6rem;text-transform:uppercase}.tasty-recipes-scale-container button{background:transparent;border:1px solid #353547;border-radius:2px;color:#353547;letter-spacing:0;margin-left:5px;min-width:34px;padding:2px 4px}.tasty-recipes-scale-container button.tasty-recipes-scale-button-active{background-color:#000;border-color:#000;color:#fff}.tasty-recipes-scale-container button:focus{outline:none}.tasty-recipes-ingredients-header{margin:1em 0}@media only screen and (min-width:520px){.tasty-recipes-ingredients-header{align-items:center;display:flex;flex-wrap:wrap;justify-content:space-between}}.tasty-recipes-ingredients-header .tasty-recipes-ingredients-clipboard-container{align-items:baseline;display:inline-flex}.tasty-recipes-ingredients-header h3{margin:0 10px 10px 0}.tasty-recipes-ingredients-clipboard-container .tasty-recipes-copy-button{background:transparent;border:none;color:#353547;height:24px;padding:0;position:relative;width:24px}.tasty-recipes-ingredients-clipboard-container .tasty-recipes-copy-button:hover{opacity:.5}.tasty-recipes-instructions-header{align-items:baseline;display:flex;flex-wrap:wrap;justify-content:space-between;margin:1em 0}.tasty-recipes-entry-content .tasty-recipes-instructions h3{margin:0 0 1rem}@media only screen and (min-width:520px){.tasty-recipes-entry-content .tasty-recipes-instructions h3{margin:0}}button[name=tasty-recipes-video-toggle]{background:#979599;border:#979599;border-radius:2px;display:inline-block;font-size:14px;height:30px;line-height:20px;margin:0;padding:0;text-align:center;vertical-align:middle;width:86px}button[name=tasty-recipes-video-toggle] span{padding:0 4px;pointer-events:none}button[name=tasty-recipes-video-toggle][aria-checked=false] :last-child,button[name=tasty-recipes-video-toggle][aria-checked=true] :first-child{background:#fff;border-radius:2px;color:#979599;padding:2px 4px}button[name=tasty-recipes-video-toggle][aria-checked=false] :first-child,button[name=tasty-recipes-video-toggle][aria-checked=true] :last-child{color:#fff}label[for=tasty-recipes-video-toggle]{color:#979599;font-size:.6rem;line-height:30px;padding-right:8px;text-transform:uppercase;user-select:none;-moz-user-select:none;-ms-user-select:none;-webkit-user-select:none;-o-user-select:none;vertical-align:middle}.tasty-recipe-responsive-iframe-container{margin:10px 0}.tasty-recipes-equipment{display:flex;flex-wrap:wrap;justify-content:space-evenly}.tasty-recipes-equipment>h3{flex:0 0 100%}.tasty-recipes-equipment .tasty-link-card{flex:0 0 50%;padding:1.5rem 1rem;text-align:center}@media screen and (min-width:500px){.tasty-recipes-equipment .tasty-link-card{flex:0 0 33%}}.tasty-recipes-equipment .tasty-link-card p{font-size:1em;font-weight:700;margin-bottom:0}.tasty-recipes-equipment .tasty-link-card p a{color:initial}.tasty-recipes-equipment .tasty-link-card span{font-size:.9em}.tasty-recipes .tasty-recipes-nutrition ul{list-style-type:none;margin:0;padding:0}.tasty-recipes .tasty-recipes-nutrition ul:after{clear:both;content:” “;display:block}.tasty-recipes .tasty-recipes-nutrition li{float:left;list-style-type:none;margin-bottom:0;margin-left:0;margin-right:16px}.tasty-recipes-plug{align-items:center;display:flex;flex-wrap:wrap;justify-content:center;margin-bottom:1em;text-align:center}.tasty-recipes-plug a{box-shadow:none;text-decoration:none}.tasty-recipes-plug a img{display:inline-block;height:auto;margin:5px 0 0 8px;width:150px}.tasty-recipes-footer-content{padding:1.5em;text-align:center}.tasty-recipes-footer-content .tasty-recipes-footer-copy{margin-left:0}.tasty-recipes-footer-content img,.tasty-recipes-footer-content svg{width:60px}.tasty-recipes-entry-content .tasty-recipes-entry-footer h3{font-size:1.25em;margin:0 0 .25em;padding:0}.tasty-recipes-entry-footer p{font-size:.75em;margin:0}.tasty-recipes-entry-footer p a{border-bottom:none;box-shadow:none;text-decoration:underline}.tasty-recipes-flash-message{background-color:#fff;border-radius:4px;box-shadow:0 .3px .4px 0 rgba(0,0,0,.024),0 .9px 1.5px 0 rgba(0,0,0,.05),0 3.5px 6px 0 rgba(0,0,0,.1);color:#313135;display:inline-block;font-size:13px;letter-spacing:0;line-height:1.2em;margin-left:10px;padding:4px 10px}@media screen and (min-width:500px){.tasty-recipes-flash-message{padding:4px 10px}}.tasty-recipes-flash-message p{margin:0;padding:0;text-transform:none}@media screen and (min-width:500px){.tasty-recipes-footer-content{align-items:center;display:flex;justify-content:center;padding:1.5em 0;text-align:left}.tasty-recipes-footer-content .tasty-recipes-footer-copy{margin-left:.8em}}@media print{.tasty-recipes-no-print,.tasty-recipes-no-print *{display:none!important}}[data-tr-ingredient-checkbox]{cursor:pointer;list-style-position:outside;list-style-type:none!important;margin-left:0!important}[data-tr-ingredient-checkbox] .tr-ingredient-checkbox-container{position:relative}[data-tr-ingredient-checkbox] .tr-ingredient-checkbox-container input[type=checkbox]+label{display:inline-block;position:relative;vertical-align:middle}[data-tr-ingredient-checkbox] .tr-ingredient-checkbox-container input[type=checkbox]{clip:rect(1px 1px 1px 1px);clip:rect(1px,1px,1px,1px);height:1px;overflow:hidden;position:absolute!important;width:1px}[data-tr-ingredient-checkbox] .tr-ingredient-checkbox-container input[type=checkbox]+label:before{border:1px solid;border-radius:2px;content:””;display:inline-block;height:20px;margin-right:10px;position:relative;width:20px}[data-tr-ingredient-checkbox] .tr-ingredient-checkbox-container input[type=checkbox]:checked+label:after{border-bottom:2px solid;border-left:2px solid;content:””;display:inline-block;height:6px;left:4px;position:absolute;top:4px;transform:rotate(-45deg);width:12px}[data-tr-ingredient-checkbox] .tr-ingredient-checkbox-container input[type=checkbox]:focus+label:before{box-shadow:0 0 8px #5e9ed6;outline:1px solid #5d9dd5}[data-tr-ingredient-checkbox=checked]{opacity:.8;text-decoration:line-through}/* Tasty Recipes Elegant recipe card styles */ .tasty-recipes-display{border:0.15em solid;border-color:#fff;padding:1.5em;outline:.5em solid #f9f9f9;background:#f9f9f9;margin-bottom:1em}.tasty-recipes-plug{margin-bottom:1em}.tasty-recipes-display h2{font-weight:400;text-transform:uppercase;margin-top:0;padding-top:0}.tasty-recipes-rating .rating-label{font-size:0.8em;font-style:italic}.tasty-recipes-rating p{margin-bottom:1rem;margin-right:0.8rem;display:inline-block}.tasty-recipes-details{font-size:0.8em}.tasty-recipes-details ul li{list-style-type:none;display:inline-block;width:30%}.tasty-recipes-description p{font-size:.8em;font-style:italic}.tasty-recipe-ingredients h3,.tasty-recipes-ingredients h3,.tasty-recipe-instructions h3,.tasty-recipes-instructions h3,.tasty-recipes-equipment h3,.tasty-recipes-notes h3{font-weight:normal;margin-top:0.6em;margin-bottom:1.2em;text-transform:uppercase}.tasty-recipe-video-embed~.tasty-recipes-equipment{padding-top:1em}.tasty-recipes-notes{margin-bottom:1rem}.tasty-recipes-notes h3{font-size:1.2em}.tasty-recipes-notes p,.tasty-recipes-notes ul{font-size:0.8em}.tasty-recipes-nutrition h3{font-size:1em;text-align:center;margin-top:1em}.tasty-recipes-nutrition{padding:0.5em;border-top:.15em solid #fff}.tasty-recipes-nutrition ul li{list-style-type:none;font-size:0.8em;margin-left:0}@media only screen and (min-width:520px){.tasty-recipes-nutrition ul li{width:30%}}.tasty-recipes-keywords p{font-size:.8em;margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em}.tasty-recipes-entry-footer{text-align:center;padding-top:1rem}.tasty-recipes-print .tasty-recipes-details ul{padding-left:0}/*Print view styles*/ .tasty-recipes-print-view{font-size:11px;line-height:1.5em}.tasty-recipes-print-view .tasty-recipes-description p,.tasty-recipes-print-view .tasty-recipes-details,.tasty-recipes-print-view .tasty-recipes-notes p,.tasty-recipes-print-view .tasty-recipes-notes ul,.tasty-recipes-print-view .tasty-recipes-nutrition ul li{font-size:1em}.tasty-recipes-print-view h3{letter-spacing:0.1em;text-transform:uppercase}.tasty-recipes-print-view .tasty-recipes-nutrition{padding:0}.tasty-recipes-print-view .tasty-recipes-nutrition h3{text-align:left;font-size:1.2em;font-weight:normal}

Harissa Eggplant Dip

Print Recipe

A smoky and lip-smackingly delicious eggplant dip spiced with harissa and perfect to enjoy with flaky flatbreads.

  • Author: Sapana Behl
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer, Dip
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

Ingredients


Scale

  • 1 eggplant
  • 1/4 cup harrisa
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 24 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Roast the eggplant on a grill or directly on the flame until skin is charred. Place it in a bowl of water and once cooled, remove the skin.
  2. Sprinkle salt, pepper and olive oil on garlic cloves and wrap them in aluminum foil.
  3. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Roast it in preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  4. In a food processor pulse the eggplant with garlic, harissa, tahini, salt, pepper, and olive oil.
  5. Season with more salt and pepper if required. Serve with pita chips.

Notes

Make sure to roast the eggplant properly to get that extra smokiness

Keywords: dip, mediterranean, middle eastern, party food

Did you make this recipe?

Share a photo and tag us — we can’t wait to see what you’ve made!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *