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Eggplant Dip

FODMAP Eggplant Dip

FODMAP Eggplant Dip

I don’t like to dwell on the foods that are excluded from my diet due to annoying intolerances, but the inconvenience of having to give up most commercial dips because of chick peas, cream cheese and/or garlic leaves me no alternative but to make my own.

This FODMAP friendly eggplant dip was a happy accident. Posting a recipe to Please Pass The Recipe was the furthest thing from my mind when, in a rush and limited to gut friendly ingredients I threw it together. After tasting the dip to check the seasonings I decided it was just too good to ignore, jotted down the recipe and snapped a few photos with my phone.

I served the dip warm with homemade sourdough flatbreads. I’ll tell you about them in another post soon.

My lazy method, almost instant FODMAP eggplant dip is seriously good, super creamy and oh so moreish.

FODMAP Eggplant Dip

1 medium eggplant

1 teaspoon garlic infused oil

small bunch dill = about 2 tablespoons roughly chopped

1 teaspoon sea salt

generous grinding of black pepper

2 very heaped tablespoons of thick natural yoghurt

Wash the eggplant then prick the skin all over with a sharp knife.

Cook the eggplant in the microwave  for 4 minutes on high then seal in a container with an airtight lid for 10 minutes to steam.

Roughly chop the eggplant and put it into the food processor with the olive oil.

Process until reduced to a creamy consistency.

Add the dill, salt and pepper and yoghurt and process to a thick cream.

Wonderful served immediately while still warm.


About ladyredspecs

I live in sunny Brisbane, Australia. My love of good food drives me as a cook, a reader, a traveller, an artist and but mostly as an eater. I cooked professionally for many years but have no formal training. Simply guided by a love of eating good food, respect for ingredients and an abhorrence of artificial additives, I cook instinctively applying the technical know how acquired by experience. I hope you enjoy what I share Sandra AKA ladyredspecs

23 comments on “Eggplant Dip

  1. Delicious Life
    January 29, 2018

    Love your recipe!!! Will try soon.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. chef mimi
    January 20, 2018

    First of all, I love your new photo! Secondly, I’m sorry you have these allergies/intolerances, but like you said, you have to deal with them. This dip sounds wonderful!


  3. Mae
    January 20, 2018

    A classic! And it’s been a long time since I made this… have to get back to it. The first recipe for an eggplant spread I ever had included these ingredients, except the dill, which is very appealing.

    best… mae at


  4. A hopeful pessimist
    January 20, 2018

    I’m going to try the aubergine cooking technique too.


  5. miakouppa
    January 20, 2018

    So good! We make a Greek eggplant dip called melitzanosalata 🙂 Eggplant is delicious! 🙂 Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Maree
    January 19, 2018

    My kind of whip up! Love quick fixes, thanks.


  7. Clever you working around food intolerances, it is always an interesting challenge.


  8. Ron
    January 18, 2018

    We love Baba Ganoush, so this is perfect. I too think the dill is a great addition. Must make this soon.


  9. Debi @ An Evolving Life
    January 18, 2018

    Nice – I particularly like the addition of dill to this dish. I made a similar sort of thing, without the yoghurt, but simply whip the smoky roast aubergine with good olive oil, salt, pepper and a bit of oregano. Will be adding dill instead next time.


    • ladyredspecs
      January 18, 2018

      Dill is delicious in this dip. The yoghurt was a new thing for me with eggplant dip, but trying to keep the oil level to a minimum it worked really well

      Liked by 1 person

  10. katechiconi
    January 18, 2018

    Num num! I’m going to copy your ingredients but do half with dill and half with some Ras Al Hanout.


  11. StefanGourmet
    January 18, 2018

    Like your eggplant cooking technique!


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