Hey gang! Ready for the weekend? I am, oh yes I am.
This is a long overdue post for roasted eggplant dip. I’ve made this many times but most recently for Thanksgiving.
Yeah, yeah I know, LONG overdue.
You might remember that I went to Kaitlin’s for Thanksgiving. I made two dishes, this dip and Eat, Live, Run’s caramelized Brussels sprouts (so good). I also made this for a dinner party during 1L and I’ll probably make it for large parties in the future. It’s super simple, delicious and a crowd pleaser. Even people who don’t like egg plant like this dip. I swear! This recipe is a Barefoot Contessa classic and I found it through my Mom (aka cooking goddess).
Start by preheating the oven to 425 degrees.
Basically you peel a medium eggplant and chop. Then you chop a red onion and two red peppers. Chunk the veggies into large pieces. Also chop up two cloves of garlic.
Lay out the chopped veggies and garlic on a pan. Add olive oil, salt and pepper. Coat the veggies and the pan with the oil, salt and pepper. Basically, roast the veggies.
Roast for 25 mins.
Remove from the oven and let the veggies cool off.
They should look like this:
Everything in life is better roasted.
Once cooled down, put the veggies and 1 tablespoon of tomato paste. Mix it up. I only have a mini food processor so I do this in batches and add into a serving dish.
And you’re done! In the words of Barefoot: “how easy is that!?” So easy. This is why this dip is one of my favorite foods to make when I’m hosting a party. This is done so quickly and you can turn your attention to other things you have to take care of.
In other news: I am super excited for this weekend. It’s law school prom (Barristers Ball) Saturday and the high in LA today was 80 so I’m hitting the beach tomorrow to work on my pre-prom tan! I also have my last run before the 1/2 marathon next weekend (8 miles). For Barristers I’m wearing a dress that my Mom actually bought for herself but she has decided is too “young”- crazy since I SWEAR she’s only in her mid 30′s . I tried it on a few weeks ago and it was tight but it fits so much better now that I’m back into running and eating healthy. Woo Hoo! I also am giving myself snaps for fitting into something my Mom wore. She’s a tiny lady so I’m impressed I can actually wear her stuff. Oh the perks of having a Mom the same size as you with similar style.
What are you looking forward to this weekend?