Eggplant Spread Dip

Eggplant Spread Dip

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This recipe was shared by my mom. She is an amazing cook. I remember her making this wonderful dish throughout my childhood and we used it as a spread on bread. This was a family tradition. To this day I still make this recipe for my husband, and he loves this dip, and he eats it with rye bread. The tomatoes, eggplant, carrots, bell peppers, garlic, salt and pepper make a great combination as a side dish or appetizer. I hope you enjoy this as much as we do.

 

  

Prep time: 10

Cook time: 30

Servings: 8

Skill level: Medium

 

1 medium or large onion, finely diced

1 can of diced tomatoes (14.5 OZ)

1 can of tomato sauce (14.5 OZ)

2 medium carrots, grated

2 – 3 bell peppers, finely diced

1 large or 3 medium eggplants (about 1.5 – 2 LBS,

cut in small pieces or use a food processor).

4-5 cloves of garlic, grated

1 cup of oil

1 tablespoon of chicken base

salt

pepper

Eggplant Spread Dip

 

  1. Prepare and cut all the vegetables right before cooking (recommended).
  1. In a deep dish like a dutch oven, add a half cup of oil and warm up the pan on high and add finely diced onions. When the onions are frying, turn down the stove to medium-low for it to simmer and sauté for three additional minutes. Add ½ more cup of oil.

Eggplant Spread Dip

 

Eggplant Spread Dip

  1. Then add finely diced bell peppers and grated carrots and sauté for about 5 minutes. Add more oil if it seems to be dry. Saute until softened.

Eggplant Spread Dip

 

Eggplant Spread Dip

4. Cut the eggplants into small pieces or run it through a food processor to be chopped into very small pieces.

Eggplant Spread Dip

Add finely chopped eggplants and sauté on medium or medium-low for 10 minutes or until softened.

Eggplant Spread Dip

  1. Add tomato sauce and diced tomatoes and bring to a boil and turn down to a simmer. Then add 1 tablespoon of chicken base, grated 3-4 cloves of garlic and ground black pepper.

Eggplant Spread Dip

 

Eggplant Spread Dip

 

Saute for another 5-10 minutes, then done. Enjoy this as a spread on bread.

Eggplant Spread Dip

 

 

 

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