Creamy eggplant dip

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It’s almost New Years!! Who else is as ridiculously excited as I am? I’ve always loved, LOVED New Years Eve. For one, you can drink champagne ALL DAY LONG and no one judges you. Two, you can wear an obscure amount of sparkles, sequins and glitter without being mistaken for Ke$ha. And three, well, do you really need more reasons than that?

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All of my past New Years have been quite eventful so I’m SO happy to be having a low-key celebration here in Charleston with my hubs and in-laws. One of the best things about a low-key, at home partay is that you don’t have to die of a horrible hangover on the 1st and you can gorge on homemade apps! This year, I’m whipping up my new favorite app of all time, this creamy eggplant dip.

creamy eggplant dip

It doesn’t look very pretty, but omg it’s amazing. Creamy, full of flavor and so incredibly cheesy. I just want to face dive into this and never come out.

goat cheese eggplant dip

But really, you can’t go wrong with eggplant, goat cheese and truffle salt right? Oh yes, I said TRUFFLE SALT. Also known as HEAVEN. Or the best stuff in the entire world. Or crack. Or meth. Whatever your drug of choice, THIS truffle salt carries the same addictive qualities.

truffle salt

I got this stuff in Paris and it’s so good I want to drink it. I’m not even kidding you, it’s that good. It adds such an earthy, incredible flavor from the truffles. It’s really like nothing you’ve ever had. A little bit of this really changes your dishes. And it completely adds such an AMAZING flavor to this dip. But don’t worry guys, if you don’t have this salt, use regular. The dip will taste just as amazing!

eggplant dips

Not only is this dip so good, it’s light too! It’s made with fat-free Chobani instead of sour cream and has just a few ounces of soft goat cheese. This is the perfect New Years appetizer because it’s quick, easy, absolutely delicious and light so you can rock those sequins leggings with ease.

Don’t judge me, I own sequins leggings. I feel so JLO when I rock them.

Creamy eggplant dip

goat cheese dip

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Yields about 1 1/4 cups. Recipe adapted from Coastal Living.
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: >5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium eggplant
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Pepper
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) non-fat Chobani yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • About 2 – 3 ounces (1/4 cup) goat cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon truffle salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons oregano

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cut the eggplant in half vertically and place in a baking dish. Cover with pepper and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Bake for about 10 – 15 minutes or until soft. While the eggplant is still warm, scoop out the flesh with a spoon and place in the body of a food processor.
  2. Add lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, goat cheese, Chobani, truffle salt, oregano and pepper. Pulse on low until mixture is creamy. Add additional lemon juice, olive oil or salt for taste. Serve warm with sweet potato chips and enjoy!

Nutritional information per serving (about 2 tablespoons):

Calories: 73.9
Fat: 5.7 grams
Carbohydrates: 3.4 grams
Fiber: 1 gram
Protein: 3.2 grams
Weight Watchers: 2

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Comments

  1. Posted by Ashley on
    Saturday, December 29th, 2012
    Truffle salt?! Why don't we live closer??? This looks amazing, my love. Miss you! Happy New Year to you, puppy, and hubby - see you soon! xx
  2. Posted by amy donovan on
    Saturday, December 29th, 2012
    MMmm, this sounds gooood! I like eggplant dips like baba ghanoush, so I bet i'd love this. Happy New Year's Eve (early!), my friend!
    • Posted by claire on
      Monday, December 31st, 2012
      You too my friend!
  3. Posted by JulieD on
    Sunday, December 30th, 2012
    Looks so good, Claire!! We love eggplant!
    • Posted by claire on
      Monday, December 31st, 2012
      It's one of my favorite veggies! So underutilized I think :)
  4. Posted by PB and Peppers on
    Sunday, December 30th, 2012
    The dip looks amazing!!! Love that it is low carbs and calories!!
    • Posted by claire on
      Monday, December 31st, 2012
      Thanks Jen! It's SO good!
  5. Posted by Tutti Dolci on
    Sunday, December 30th, 2012
    I love eggplant, what a great dip. Happy New Year!
    • Posted by claire on
      Monday, December 31st, 2012
      Thanks Laura! You too!
  6. Posted by Liz DellaCroce on
    Monday, December 31st, 2012
    I adore truffle salt and recently ran out!! My scrambled eggs haven't been the same since. Happy New Year friend!
  7. Posted by Chobani on
    Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013
    This looks wonderful! Anything with truffle salt and we're there. Add goat cheese to the mix and you just took it to a whole new level. Thx for sharing!


    Amy
    @Chobani
  8. Posted by Megan on
    Sunday, September 8th, 2013
    Love this recipe! I was looking for something to do with my eggplant from my CSA box, and came across this. Delicious. I used my Vitamix to puree and left out the oregano (didn't have any on hand), but otherwise followed your recipe. Thanks!