Roasted Eggplant, Tahini, and Yogurt Spread


  • 2 eggplants, halved lengthwise
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 ounce pine nuts


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

Arrange eggplants, cut-side up, on a baking sheet.

Cut about 1/4 inch off the top portion of the garlic, exposing the cloves. Place garlic on a sheet of aluminum foil and wrap foil around garlic, sealing the edges together.

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Roast the eggplant and garlic in the preheated oven until tender, about 45 minutes; remove from oven and cool to room temperature.

Scoop the flesh from the roasted eggplant and put in a food processor. Remove roasted garlic cloves from the peels and add to food processor. Add yogurt, parsley, tahini, salt, and pepper to food processor; blend until spread is smooth. Transfer spread to a serving bowl.

Cook and stir pine nuts in a skillet over medium heat until toasted and fragrant, 3 to 4 minutes. Top spread with toasted pine nuts.