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Radiant_Okra_23

Zaalouk is a delicious, smoky eggplant dip made with fresh ingredients such as roasted eggplants, tomatoes and olive oil. It's great as a dip for crusty bread or perfect as a side salad. Original Recipe posted here: [Morrocan Zaalouk Recipe](https://ikneadtoeat.com/zaalouk-moroccan-eggplant-salad/) **Ingredients** * 2 large eggplants * 2-3 tablespoons olive oil * 2-3 large fresh tomatoes pureed in the blender * 1 teaspoon tomato paste * 5-6 garlic cloves roughly chopped * 2 tablespoons fresh coriander chopped * 1 teaspoon salt * 1 teaspoon cumin powder * 1 teaspoon paprika powder **Instructions** **Roast the Eggplants:** * Line a baking sheet with foil, and grease it with a little bit of oil. Preheat the oven to 200 c. * Trim the eggplants and slice into half lengthwise. * Place skin side up on to the baking tray, and roast for about 30 minutes. * Remove from oven, and let the eggplants come to room temperature. * Scoop out the flesh with a spoon and place on the side. Discard the skin. **Prepare the Tomato Base:** * Heat the olive oil in a skillet. * Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, garlic, coriander, and spices and cook for 10 minutes or until the tomatoes have achieved a jammy consistency. * Now add the roasted eggplant flesh, and cook for about 10 minutes until all of the ingredients have combined well. * Transfer to a bowl and serve with bread or pita. **Notes** * Tomatoes: Traditionally recipes call for chopped tomatoes, but I find that pureed tomatoes cook down faster. * Tomato paste: Not used in the original recipe, I find tomato paste adds additional flavor and a beautiful color to the dip. * Storage: Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 1 month. **Nutrition**Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 603mg | Potassium: 722mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 854IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg


KL1P1

After scooping the eggplant flesh, don't discard the cupped skins but use them as edible plates.


Radiant_Okra_23

Thatโ€™s a great idea!


Mlltr

I've eaten this. It's freaking fantastic with almost anything


Radiant_Okra_23

It is an amazing dip! :)


whutchamacallit

I really would be hRd pressed to have it on something that wouldn't be good.


GreenBloodedNomad

I will be making this with my fresh garden eggplants. I love Moroccan food and have fond memories of my time in Morocco .


Radiant_Okra_23

Eggplants from your garden are perfect for this dip! Enjoy!


SpreadEmSPX

Reminds me of Pav Bhaji.


GrandMarauder

Reminds me of bharta sabji, almost the exact same thing


SpreadEmSPX

That as well!


Radiant_Okra_23

Yes they probably have similarities


okrj

OP do you know about Pav bhaji?


SpreadEmSPX

Yes u/Radiant_Okra_23 do you?


Radiant_Okra_23

Yes actually I do know what pav bhaji is


SpreadEmSPX

Which do you like better?


Radiant_Okra_23

I like both ๐Ÿ˜„


DeliberatelyInsane

It is Baingan Ka Bharta


Radiant_Okra_23

A little different flavor wise. We add fresh chopped onion and green chillies to baingan bharta.


BHQC

That looks absolutely delicious!


Radiant_Okra_23

Thank you!!


sharkbaiiit

Thanks for posting! I saved this one for the future since I love baba ghanoush. The additional tomatoes and spices are definitely up my alley and I had no idea this existed. Thanks again.


Radiant_Okra_23

Yes, it's super delicious! Hope you enjoy it :)


swiftfatso

How does the taste compare to Baba ghanoush?


Radiant_Okra_23

Baba ghanoush has tahini and different spices in it. Zaalouk is made with a base of tomatoes and spices. Hope this helps!


swiftfatso

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paddyspubofficial

Yum, this kinda reminds me of ajvar, a Balkan eggplant and red pepper spread


PoorPoorCicero

Definitely making this - might roast the garlic while the eggplant is going!


Radiant_Okra_23

Yes roasting the garlic will be so good!!


fluid_squid

You had me at eggplant :-)


Major-Drag-4457

Sounds so good


BushyEyes

This looks amazing!


Radiant_Okra_23

Thank you! :)


burrhh

Itโ€™s so good. So good. I always make a loaf of focaccia to eat with it.


Radiant_Okra_23

I love the idea of focaccia with this!


Nirnaeth-Jenkinz

Can I use a non-foil baking sheet ?


Radiant_Okra_23

Yes, you can but make sure to grease the baking sheet well as the eggplant has a tendency to stick. Hope this helps!


CheeseandCorgi

Woww


amrit-9037

This looks delicious.


wotermelonsugarrr

this looks yum! im gonna try to make this


Chevalnektosha

Do you have a recipe for naan?


pullingteeths

Wow never heard of this but it's exactly the flavours/ingredients I love. All I need to buy to make it right now is the aubergines/eggplants, definitely trying it. Thanks OP!


Radiant_Okra_23

Yay! I hope you enjoy it :)


charnet3d

Moroccan here and I never tried making it myself. As I have to make my own food sometimes the recipe should be added to my tiny arsenal of meals. Thanks!


tahuna

That looks fantastic. I've had it in restaurants, but I'll have to try making it. In the US we get a few varieties of paprika - usually "sweet", "spicy", or "smoked". I'm guessing from your description that we'd use smoked paprika?


Radiant_Okra_23

Yes smoked paprika


MadCraftyFox

That looks so good!


Radiant_Okra_23

Thanks a lot!


MadCraftyFox

I'm going to have to add this to my list to make. I wonder if you could add some soft tofu to add some protein to it without compromising the flavor.


Radiant_Okra_23

I'm not sure how that would work, but you can definitely add some crispy tofu as a topping?


MadCraftyFox

Oh that is a better idea. Good call!


pullingteeths

Just had to come back to say I made this and it was amazing. While I was roasting the aubergines I also roasted the garlic cloves in a foil package since roasted garlic is the best. Just wolfed half of it down with a flatbread and have the rest in the fridge for tomorrow. I didn't have any recipes with aubergine in my repertoire, this makes a great addition.


Radiant_Okra_23

Iโ€™m sooo happy that you enjoyed the recipe!! Thanks for the feedback ๐Ÿ˜Š


pullingteeths

You're welcome and thank you again for the recipe!


Exact-Broccoli

So happy someone knows about zaalouk


Radiant_Okra_23

Sorry not yet!


Radiant_Okra_23

Itโ€™s quite easy! I hope you like it ๐Ÿ˜


Few-Ad3293

What is the taste and texture of eggplant similar to?


booyatrive

It goes great with this [easy yogurt flatbread] (https://youtu.be/FOsZEufdFtk)