Easy Eggplant Bruschetta

Easy Eggplant Bruschetta

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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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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
    20 of 20 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!
    12 of 14 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
    11 of 12 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!
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    One of my favorite Spark recipes. Great alternative to peanut butter. - 1/28/09

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  • Good
    7 of 7 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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  • Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My very favorite dish in North Africa is similar to this - but with a lot more oil. Trying really hard not to eat all the leftovers - even after halving the recipe. - 1/12/09

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    OK... a little bland for my taste. - 12/2/08

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It's very bland. Needs something else to make it have more flavor. - 8/25/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I think it's tasty! - 7/28/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yummy but nothing spicy at all about the dip! Add stuff if you want more taste. - 7/25/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds wonderful! I will definitely try this, but since it's summer time I'm going to try and cook the eggplant on the grill so I don't heat up the house.... And I love food spicy, so I will definitely be adding a little extra something to it for some extra zing! - 7/23/08

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  • Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is interesting. The cumin and ginger taste amazing together. I still added a dash of cayenne pepper and some feta cheese to make it a little more interesting. It's tough for me to get past the color, but overall the recipe is very good. - 6/11/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It needs to be spiced up a bit, but good as is. - 5/4/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used to fry the eggplant. Now I get the same texture and flavor without all the fat and calories! Love it! - 4/22/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Did not like it. - 4/21/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    haven't made this yet. I like eggplant so I know this will be good. - 4/21/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Easy recipe to make and a favorite amongst my children which makes it all the more of a pleasure for me to cook. - 4/21/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    excellent. make it all the time. Love it with hummus and whole wheat pita. Mmmm. - 4/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great! I served this with home made tortilla chips and ti went own well. - 3/23/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    great with a plate of colorful bell peppers and miniture carrots and a wholemeal roll toasted for lunch - 3/13/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Next time I'll have to try using the blender. - 3/11/08

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was interesting. Its a good dip but not something I cared for. - 2/19/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Did not like it. - 2/17/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Mu;ch better than I thought it would be! My kids don't like the tecture, but they don't have to eat it! I did add extra garlic, and tobasco sauce for a real kick! Good stuff! - 1/20/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I just made this and it turned out a little chunkier than a dip. It does take some work to make, next time I will try chopping it in the food processor or blender to make it smoother. Also will add some onion & hot pepper flakes to spice it up a little more. Very flavorful as it though. - 11/3/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    excellent taste, very different and yummy - 10/22/07

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used the microwave as dannamom suggested - never tried that, before. I would definitely beef up the spices but it's a great start - 10/21/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I loved this. Easy, tasty and i love the jalapeno addition! - 7/20/07

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    i make this a lot. i don't use the ginger and pepper though - 7/9/07

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    not very spicy and A LOT of work, but decent eating. - 6/21/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was great with whole wheat crackers. Will make it again. Thanks. - 6/21/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Eggplant is my favorite vegetable. This tastes great. - 5/26/07

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Easy to make and really good. You can add finely minced onions and a little minced jalapeno to make it zing. - 4/16/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love this! I only used one eggplant and the normal amount of seasoning. I ate it with whole wheat crackers. Very yummy! It is a little time consuming, but worth it! - 3/27/07

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love Middle East foods, esp. baba ganoush so I tried this. I doubled the parsley, fire smoked the eggplant, added more cumin and some liquid smoke. It still isn't quite spicy enough (we love spicy foods!), I'll have to tweak this recipe a little more to suit our taste but it's not bad as is. - 3/26/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is very special and I will do it again and again. Does take some extra time. Hubby loved it too! - 3/20/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love tihs recipe - healthy and tasty. It's fun, fast and easy, and a nice way to eat an eggplant. I add a jalepeno pepper. it's great with wheat crackers. Sometimes I use a Japanese eggplant for a smaller version. - 3/17/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is a tasty, healthy dip. I didn't find it all that spicy, so I increased the garlic. - 3/15/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    THis was pretty easy once I got the eggplant cooked. It took longer than the 25 min. I put it in the blender to make it easier to get my boys to eat it. If they can't separate things out I can get some veggies in them :-) - 3/13/07

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  • Good
    Thank you for the recipe - 5/25/20

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  • Good
    Yummy - 5/12/20

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  • Great! - 5/5/20

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  • Good
    Really delicious. Will make this again - 2/29/20

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  • I used little Thai eggplants, they are firmer. This was delicious! - 1/12/20

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  • :) - 12/11/19

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  • Incredible!
    Excellent spread...Thx. I love eggplant and I tried the microwave suggestion and more spices. - 12/6/19

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  • Incredible!
    I love this Eggplant Bruschetta Recipe! Delicious - 10/24/19

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  • Incredible!
    I love this egg plant Bruschetta recipe! Yummy - 10/23/19

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  • Very Good
    not a fan of eggplant but tried this and it was good - 9/30/19

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  • Tasty - 9/18/19

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  • O.K.
    My family was not amused by this recipe. - 9/18/19

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  • tasty - 9/13/19

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  • i never considered using eggplant. thank you for a new idea. - 9/5/19

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  • Incredible!
    delicious - 8/25/19

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  • Very Good
    Very good! I'll make these again. - 8/15/19

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  • Incredible!
    Yum - 7/20/19

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  • Incredible!
    I want to try it! - 4/27/19

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  • must try using the micro method w/o oil - 4/24/19

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  • I have never tried Bruschetta but this sounds very good. I want to try it after I shop for ingredients. - 4/19/19

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  • My daughter would love this! - 4/3/19

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  • A new twist for a bruschetta. Looking forward to make this and enjoy a new flavor. - 2/14/19

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  • Great - 2/14/19

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  • Incredible!
    so good on about everything - 2/11/19

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  • yummy - 1/6/19

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  • Incredible!
    Delicious - 1/6/19

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  • Interesting dip this summer. - 1/5/19

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  • Nice appetizer, thanks. - 12/17/18

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  • looks great and can't wait to try it... - 11/11/18

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  • NICE - 8/6/18

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  • great fan of eggplant - 7/18/18

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  • Incredible!
    NICE! - 7/13/18

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  • I will attempt this, although you are not a fan of eggplant - 7/10/18

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  • O.K.
    For eggplant i guess it was ok but next time I'll try a few of the suggestions - 6/20/18

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  • Excellent - 6/6/18

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  • Good
    Thanks for this...good stuff - 5/24/18

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  • Good
    This is just fair - 4/25/18

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  • Sounds great. - 4/18/18

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  • Substitute eggplant for bread. Great idea! - 4/17/18

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  • I would try it. - 4/8/18

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  • I’d eat that - 2/5/18

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