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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 52.6
  • Total Fat: 3.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 101.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 5.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.3 g
  • Protein: 0.7 g

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Easy Eggplant Bruschetta


Easy Eggplant Bruschetta

Introduction

Simply seasoned eggplant is great as a dip, a spread for crackers or crusty bread, or a flavor-booster for chicken. Simply seasoned eggplant is great as a dip, a spread for crackers or crusty bread, or a flavor-booster for chicken.
Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients

    • 2 medium eggplants, halved lengthwise

    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

    • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

    • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

    • 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley

    • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, chopped

    • salt and pepper

Directions

1. Heat oven to 400 F. Line a heavy baking sheet with foil.

2. Brush the cut sides of the eggplant with 1 tablespoon of the oil and arrange cut side down on the baking sheet. Bake until cut sides are browned and eggplant is soft (about 25 minutes).

3. Combine remaining oil and garlic in a skillet and heat over low heat until garlic sizzles. Stir in cumin and remove from heat.

4. Scoop out softened eggplant, chop finely and then add to skillet. Add ginger, bell pepper, and parsley. Stir mixture over low heat until blended. Add salt and pepper to taste.

5. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Serves 8.

Reprinted with permission by Public Health Seattle & King County






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  • Very Good
    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
    Love this! Try cooking whole eggplants in the microwave: pierce a few times with a small knife, place on paper towel, cook each one for four minutes on high power. (Time varies per microwave.) Let it rest, it will get soft. Comes out creamy & great for mashing up! OIL FREE! - 8/21/07

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
    i spread it over skinless, boneless chicken breast, then parm cheese on top, and bake. - 10/18/08

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  • Very Good
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I made this 4 times this summer and it was well-received by everyone. I wouldn't call it spicy, but it is tasty. I also put the eggplant in the food processor and found the texture to be better than just chopping it. Added some cayenne. Served with homemade pita chips. - 8/31/08

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    One of my favorite Spark recipes. Great alternative to peanut butter. - 1/28/09

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  • Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I think next time I make this, I will just go nuts with the garllic. I added wasabi powder and tabasco sauce (I couldn't figure out what would give it really good flavor. When I added more pepper, it came alive a bit, but I think the key to this dip is tons and tons of Emeril-approved GAH-LIC!! - 11/15/08

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Suprisingly good. I tricked all my kids into eating the eggplant, by spreadingit on garlic bread and topping with mozarella cheese and then baked for 400 for 5 minutes to melt the cheese. I love to hide the veggies so they get eaten. They all enjoyed. For the hubby and I , I spread on pita. - 5/2/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I added cayenne pepper, used hot pepper oil instead of regular, cooked peppers with garlic and oil, and processed it in the food processor for a better texture. Definitely yummy! Great for lunch sandwiches! - 9/14/08

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I liked it...not having the exact ingredients,i.e, I had to sub garlic powder and didn't have ginger(so I used cayenne to give it the spice. I had to use quite a bit of salt because it was bitter. I'll definitely try it again and hopefully do better - 5/23/09

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    i also add very fine chopped tomatoes, green chillies and spring onions when mixing with other spices
    it tastes great - 1/19/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    My first time having eggplant and it was very good. - 8/11/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was VERY good! I added extra garlic & cumin - 8/5/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I liked it not just for taste- but for the nutritional value. I will add it to my recipe box. I toasted Flat Out Bread and used it to dip along with veggies. - 4/23/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I microwaved the eggplant, halved the recipe and adjusted the seasonings for my GERD, but this is great! It's close to a great dip I had when my mom took me to visit Greece...

    Thanks for a great recipe! - 4/29/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I liked it. I combined it with sliced tomato, 1 slice gluten free bread and spinach eaten as an open face sandwich and white beans as a side dish, it was delicious. - 3/21/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Excellant taste with a deliciously combination of flavors and texture on a grainy piece of Killer Dave bread!! Great!! - 10/11/08

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Quite a bit more effort than you'd expect. Although it was pretty tasty, with a bit of hot paprika added in. - 8/4/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty! I used the blender, too, as suggested by CHASSE0310. My DH didn't even realize it was eggplant and he loved it, too. - 8/19/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Pretty good. I have never been good at finely chopping anything, though, so next time, I'll get my brother to chop all the ingredients - 7/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I LOVE this! The only change I made was I added a cube of chipotle for an extra kick. Was a hit! - 6/8/09

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is very tasty but I don't know what's supposed to be spicy about it. Definitely worth a try! - 6/1/09

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I wasnt a huge fan of this...sorry - 5/27/09

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  • O.K.
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    REALLY BLAND;NOT HOT AND SPICY; DO TAKE SOME OF THE OFFERD SUGGESTIONS WHEN PRPARING THIS! - 4/25/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Really flavorful...loved it - 4/7/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I appreciate all the priot comments. With the additional ingredients this was an awesome recipe. The extra virgin olive oil was a good idea too - 3/12/09

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  • Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I'm about to make this, and appreciate all the suggestions. I will cook eggplant in the microwave and add a jalapeno pepper. I made it, and it was good and very filling. Still a little bland for my taste. - 1/25/09

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