Eggplant Dip with Pomegranate and Tahina Recipe

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  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Grill the eggplant over the gas grill or prick and roast in a hot oven until it is extremely soft inside.
  3. When cool, split the eggplant open and gently scrape the seeds out, using a melon-baller or large spoon. Pull away the skin, drain the liquid, and chop the pulp in 1/2-inch cubes.
  4. Gently score the outer skin of the pomegranate into quarters. Place the entire pomegranate in a large bowl filled with water. With your hands under the water, gently pull the skin off and remove the seeds, which will fall to the bottom. Drain off the water, discard the outer skin and fiber, dab the seeds dry, and proceed. Reserve 1/4 cup of the seeds for garnish.
  5. Place the remaining seeds over a sieve and press out the juice with your hands. You should have approximately 1/4 cup juice. Discard the pulp and seeds.
  6. In a nonmetallic bowl, mix the eggplant with the pomegranate juice, tahina, lemon juice, salt and garlic. Adjust the amount of pomegranate juice and lemon to your taste. In a food processor fitted with a steel blade, pulse the mixture until smooth but not mushy.
  7. Spread mixture on a flat suraface and sprinkle with chopped parsley and the reserved pomegranate seeds, dried cherries, or dried cranberries. Serve with pieces of warm pita for dipping.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 394.37 Kcal (1651 kJ)
Calories from fat 134.99 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Sodium 599.18mg 25%
Potassium 1426.41mg 30%
Total Carbs 57.7g 19%
Sugars 38.2g 153%
Dietary Fiber 19.5g 78%
Protein 14.41g 29%
Vitamin C 36.6mg 61%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Calcium 68.6mg 7%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 62.1 Kcal (260 kJ)
Calories from fat 21.26 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.36g 23%
Sodium 94.36mg 25%
Potassium 224.62mg 30%
Total Carbs 9.09g 19%
Sugars 6.02g 153%
Dietary Fiber 3.07g 78%
Protein 2.27g 29%
Vitamin C 5.8mg 61%
Iron 0.1mg 3%
Calcium 10.8mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 8.3
  • 10

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • cholesterol free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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