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Honestly, saying it is almost as satisfying as eating it… almost. Enjoy this rich dip on some pita bread or with veggie sticks. Or by the spoonful — we’re not here to judge.

You will need

Serves 4

  • 2 large eggplants
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons coriander, chopped
  • 1 small red chilli, finely sliced
  • Olive oil, for drizzling
  • Flat bread and veggie sticks, to serve

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15 mins to prep

40 mins to cook

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C and line a tray with baking paper.

  2. Step 2

    Using a knife, pierce the skin of the eggplants.

  3. Step 3

    Turn on your gas stove burner to high and, using a pair of tongs, place the eggplants over the flame. Turn regularly, charring the skin as you go. Cook for 10-15 minutes or until skin is black and a little flaky.

  4. Step 4

    Transfer the eggplants onto baking tray. Place them in oven and roast for 15-20 minutes.

  5. Step 5

    Remove them from oven and carefully cut lengthways to cool.

  6. Step 6

    In the meantime add tahini, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, coriander and chilli in a blender. Scoop out the cooled eggplant flesh and add it to the blender. Blend on high for 30 seconds until smooth, or simply pulse a few times for a more textured dip. Season with salt and pepper and transfer to a serving dish.

  7. Step 7

    Drizzle with a little olive oil and serve with flat bread or veggie sticks.


Have fun by experimenting with other flavour combos in your garnishes; we love some chopped pistachios and a few pomegranate seeds for an extra crunch and that pop of tartness.

Hot tip!

If you don’t have access to a gas top stove, skip step 3 and roast the eggplants in the oven for double the time to ensure they’re cooked all the way through. You can always add a drop of liquid smoke in step 6 if you’re afraid of missing out on that flavour!

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