I’m always looking for an easy, healthy, recipes that don’t skimp on flavor, so when I saw this recipe for a Roasted Eggplant Spread on Ina Garten’s show, Barefoot Contessa, I was sold. The title is a little misleading though, as I find that the peppers and tomato paste are just as important here as the eggplant.

Semantics aside, the recipe is wonderfully easy and I wouldn’t change anything about it except to perhaps double it so you have plenty!

Just chop up some eggplant, red peppers, onion, and garlic, roast them off, and puree in a food processor (or strong blender) with some tomato paste.  Roasting takes some time (about 45 min.) but it is worth it with the intensified, caramelized flavors you get from the veggies.

Toast up some homemade pita chips and you are in shape! Just cut store-bought pita into wedges, drizzle with olive oil, salt, pepper and oregano, and bake in the oven until golden brown. I however, prefer the pita bread fresh!!!

Perfect for parties or a healthy snack to have on hand  .


  1. I just love eggplant. One year I had soooo much in my garden, I was in heaven. 🙂 This looks like a recipe I will be trying…soon. Thank you. The pita chips do sound excellent. 🙂

  2. I love eggplant, either stir fried or roasted,
    what delicious dish you are sharing here.
    I wish i could have a share.


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  4. Sounds so yummy! I think I will have to try it! Thank you for sharing. Heartspell

  5. This looks delicious…fresh eggplants are ready soon from the garden…must make this one x

  6. when i cook at home, i always make sure that i only cook healthy recipes because i don’t want to get fat ;.-

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