Eggplant, Onion and Red Pepper Dip

Try this Eggplant appetizer that is great for Mediterranean Diet!

Eggplant is one of the foods common to many Mediterranean Diet recipes and featured in dishes every country. One thing we love about eggplant is its versatility. It has a luscious smoothness and an earthy taste that is a wonderful compliment to other flavors. We added red peppers, mint and parsley to this eggplant dip recipe to add a little brightness, garlic for bite and some briny capers as well. There are many dips and appetizers featuring eggplant and this is one of our favorites. We highly suggest that you add this delicious treat to your mezze platter!


Here’s another awesome eggplant dip recipe, Baba Ganoush!

Eggplant Dip for Mediterranean Diet

Eggplant, Onion and Red Pepper Dip

Christine Dutton
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 130 kcal


  • 2 eggplants, cut into small cubes
  • 3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 red pepper, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp. capers, rinsed and chopped
  • 2 tbsp. mint, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. chopped parsley
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 3 tbsp. additional extra virgin olive oil


  • Heat oven to 375. Mix together eggplant, olive oil, cumin and salt and pepper to taste. Roast for 10 minutes, stir, then roast for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Heat olive oil in frying pan and cook onion and red peppers until soft. Press garlic into the pan and cook for an additional two minutes.
  • Add eggplant, onion mix, capers, mint, parsley and oregano to a bowl and combine. Cover with the 3 Tbsp of olive oil.
  • Chill for at least 6 hours then bring back to room temperature to serve. Some great additions to this dish when plating include balsamic vinegar, shredded Parmesan cheese and parsley for garnish. We recommend that you serve this dish with good quality sourdough bread as an appetizer.


Calories: 130kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gSodium: 157mgPotassium: 80mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 559IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 1mg
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About the Author: Christine Dutton
Christine is the Wellness Manager with Mediterranean Living. She is passionate about wellness, fitness and food. Basically, she runs to eat! You can find her in the kitchen, experimenting with recipes or in the great outdoors on a long training run. She has a long-time love for Asian and Mediterranean cuisine and she particularly loves cooking with vegetables. She considers making vegetable carpacios to be a hobby. You can count on her to do too early stalking of farm fields in Hadley for local asparagus and waiting with baited breath for the Mountain View CSA and Golonka Farm Stand to open for the summer season. She loves supporting the local food economy through her service with the River Valley Market board of directors in Northampton, MA.
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