Smoky Eggplant Dip is served with a side of crispy, roasted potato coins to make an irresistibly addicting appetizer and snack that anyone will love!
Do you ever make something that is so delicious that you just end up eating it plain with a spoon? That’s this dip. Remember way back when I made these tasty falafel burgers and I had a creamy sauce drizzled on them in the photos? That’s this dip too. In that same post I told you that sauce deserve its own post and I’ve been meaning to post the recipe for a ridiculously long time. The issue time and time again is that we would eat it before I could take photos. That happened THREE times before these photos and the first time Micah didn’t even try this sauce.
I know what you’re thinking and NO this is not baba ganoush. If you’re looking for something like baba ganoush then head this way to a tasty soup. This dip is thicker, creamier, and smokier than baba ganoush and not too shabby in the nutrition department
Did I mention how easy this dip is to make? Fire roasted eggplant is mixed with creamy aioli with a dash of garlic and smoked paprika. I swear I would wear smoked paprika if I could. Last night Micah told me I put it in everything like it’s a bad thing. Um, hello? Because…smoked paprika. And then he demolished a cup of this dip by himself in about .2 seconds.
Clearly eating this dip with a spoon is socially acceptable in my house, but if you plan on sharing this as an appetizer you better have a game plan. Why not roast up potato coins for dipping? Let’s face it, the sole purpose of whatever surrounds a dip is to shovel said dip into your mouth. The slightly crispy seasoned potato coins are the perfect textural contrast to the smoky eggplant dip and I think roasted potatoes are equally as addicting to this dip. Match made in heaven.
Bottom line is you need to try this dip right meow. It is incredible drizzled over vegetables, used as a salad dressing, served as an appetizer or snack, and the list goes on and on.
I have to make this a quick post because I have to leave to go to Micah’s volleyball game. He joined a league and it’s the first game tonight. Apparently volleyball is a H-U-G-E deal in Milwaukee and our attempts to somehow mingle with the weird locals may be working. 😉