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Smoky Eggplant & Chickpea Spread

Combining two common Middle Eastern favorites, baba ghanoush and hummus, this spread makes good use of the grill to cook the eggplant, imparting a smoky flavor to the dip. If you don’t have a grill, baking the eggplant at 400ºF for 40-50 minutes until very soft, will work. Serve with gluten-free tortilla chips or pita bread.

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Smoky Eggplant & Chickpea Spread

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Servings: 2 cup
Calories: 641kcal
Author: Ricki Heller


  • 1 medium eggplant
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin
  • olive oil divided use
  • 4 sun-dried tomato halves
  • 1 cup chickpeas cooked and drained
  • ¼ cup tahini sesame seed paste
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove chopped
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin or more to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt or more to taste


  • Heat a grill to medium. Cut the eggplant in half lengthwise and brush the cut sides with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Grill, turning the pieces as necessary, until cooked through and soft. Cool, then scrape the flesh into the bowl of a food processor. Discard the skin.
  • While the eggplant cooks, soak the tomatoes in boiling water for 15 minutes. Drain and chop. Add to the processor with the eggplant. Add the remaining ingredients, including the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and process until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings, as desired.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 4 days.


Nutrition Facts
Smoky Eggplant & Chickpea Spread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 641 Calories from Fat 414
% Daily Value*
Fat 46g71%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Sodium 324mg14%
Potassium 1106mg32%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 15g60%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 1075IU22%
Vitamin C 18.1mg22%
Calcium 103mg10%
Iron 5.5mg31%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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