Irresistible Smoky Israeli Eggplant Dip

Course Appetizer, Salad, Snack
Cuisine Israeli, Middle Eastern
Keyword eggplant dip, eggplant salad, israeli eggplant recipe, keto appetizer recipe, whole30 appetizer
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 64 kcal
Author Tessa the Domestic Diva


  • 2 large eggplants
  • 3-6 tablespoons mayonnaise homemade preferred, and SO easy to make on your own!
  • 1-2 cloves garlic minced
  • Sea salt to taste star with 1/8 teaspoon


  1. Preheat a grill to high heat.
  2. Place whole eggplant on grill, close lid and let char for 3-4 minutes, then turn and rotate until evenly charred on all sides. Turn off one side of the grill, and place charred eggplant off the flames. With thte lid closed, continue to cook for an additional 10-15 minutes until the eggplant feels soft and ultra squishy to the touch. Alternately, if you do not have a grill, you can roast the eggplant in your oven, but you will lose that lovely smoky flavor. 400 degrees, for 45-60 minutes until soft and collapsing on itself.
  3. Set aside and let cool enough to handle, and cut in half.
  4. Scrape the flesh into a sieve to drain, the flesh should pull away easily,

  5. Let drain for an hour or so to lose the excess water. If you want to speed the process, I bet a nutmilk bag would do the trick, or some layered cheesecloth wrapped up and gently squeezed.
  6. In a bowl, mix the eggplant, mayo, garlic and sea salt to taste. The eggplant should be so soft, that it mashes easily as you mix the ingredients, almost like pudding. Taste and adjust seasonings as you wish.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Irresistible Smoky Israeli Eggplant Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 64 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 35mg2%
Potassium 262mg7%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 25IU1%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.