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Rpasted Eggplant Hummus with Za'atar Spice Mix - HolyCowVegan.net
Roasted Eggplant Hummus with Yogurt and Za'atar
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
This recipe for roasted eggplant hummus with za'atar, a middle eastern spice mix, is a delicious spin on everyone's favorite dip. The golden, richly flavored roasted eggplant blends perfectly with the sumac and oregano in the za'atar, and a dollop of yogurt adds creaminess. Serve with pita or any chunky flatbread or crudites. A vegan, soy-free, nut-free and gluten-free recipe.
Course: Appetizer/meal
Cuisine: gluten-free, Middle Eastern Fusion, nut-free, Soy-free, Vegan
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 130 kcal
Author: Vaishali
  • 2 15-oz cans (about 2 cups cooked) chickpeas
  • 1 large globe eggplant or 4 Chinese or Japanese eggplants, cut lengthwise into halves
  • 2 tsp za'atar spice mix (you can also substitute with a mix of sumac and oregano, or just use oregano)
  • 2 tbsp tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • 2 tbsp vegan yogurt
  • 1 tsp cayenne or paprika
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed and chopped
  • Juice of two limes
  • Salt to taste
  1. Preheat the toaster oven or a regular oven to 450 degrees F. Place the eggplants, cut side down, on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake 20-30 minutes. The globe eggplant will need all 30 minutes but if using Chinese or Japanese eggplants, start checking after 15-20 minutes. The flesh should be completely cooked and a fork pierced through the center should go in without resistance.

  2. Once the eggplants are cool enough to handle, scoop out the creamy flesh and toss into the blender with all remaining ingredients. If using Chinese or Japanese eggplants, you can add the skin as well for an even smokier flavor.

  3. Blend until very smooth. This will work better in a high-powered blender. I like my hummus really smooth, but if you like it with more texture, you could do this in a food processor as well. If the blender blades refuse to move, add a touch of water or the chickpea brine.

  4. To serve, scrape the hummus into a bowl, scatter on some za'atar and paprika, yogurt, or stir in some whole chickpeas for more texture. Serve with pita or another flatbread.

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Eggplant Hummus with Yogurt and Za'atar
Amount Per Serving
Calories 130 Calories from Fat 32
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.6g 6%
Potassium 453mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 20.7g 7%
Dietary Fiber 8.6g 34%
Protein 6g 12%
Calcium 5%
Iron 13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.