Eggplant & red pepper dip (vegan + gluten-free) | Valentina Duracinsky: Eggplant & red pepper dip (vegan + gluten-free)

June 6, 2013

Eggplant & red pepper dip (vegan + gluten-free)

This is a fantastic dip I found on a wonderful website: Tasty Yummies. It's vegan, gluten-free and low in calories! I am so happy that I've started to like eggplant. I used to hate it... so yay! As it is quite low in calories, I would just tell you to be careful what you put it on. I love this dip so much I eat it with a spoon haha, but you don't want to get all your calories from crackers...

Her recipe served 10 so I made a couple adjustments so it would serve 3 or 4 people.

1 eggplant (110 cal)
1 roasted bell pepper (37 cal)
1 tablespoon of olive oil (120 cal)
1 1/2 garlic cloves (6 cal)
1 teaspoon lemon juice (3 cal)
1 tablespoon oregano (5 cal)
salt & pepper to taste

Total calories: 280 calories (and that's if you eat the whole thing)

I've been quite excited about cooking healthy things lately. While I absolutely love cheese (nobody loves cheese more than me, okay? Nobody...), I want to make as many things vegan as possible. We usually eat cheese on bread, or even on its own, we have our own little cheese course and take them all out to enjoy. So I want everything else I eat to be much more plant-based, in a way to compensate. I also want to try more gluten-free recipes. It's unbelievable how many yummy things you can make vegan + gluten-free + low in calories! I'm up for the challenge. I would love to try these recipes from Tasty-Yummies: Arugula + Hemp Seed Pesto, Kale Chips, Frozen Chocolate covered Bananas, Pumpkin Spice Granola Bars. Check out aaaall her recipes! Cheers, Vx


Mimi said...

My hubs would love this!

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Irela said...

I've been trying to do this for a little bit now and I am loving it. It's surprisingly easy to do and you can make some really yummy stuff! I've pretty much cut out all dairy, eggs and meat from my diet and I can totally tell the difference when I consume one of those things. My body feels "off" instantly!

Lucy Mason said...

Great recipe!! xx

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said...

This dip looks and sounds great!

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Hips Like Cinderella said...

Wow, looks delicious! And only 280cal for whole thing! Bonus xx

Erika Lee @ A Tiny Rocket said...

Yummy! I think eggplant is such a wonderful ingredient.

Olga said...

Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

Elisa Kanagarajah said...

mmm looks yummy! and healthy!

Chelsea Elizabeth said...

Oh my gosh! This looks so good and it would be perfect for summer get togethers. Thanks for sharing!

Krystel said...

This looks so yummy I really want to try this :D x

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