Roasted Eggplant with Tahini Dressing

Roasted Eggplant with Tahini Dressing is a super simple and quick side dish that packs a huge punch of flavour. I love the texture of roasted eggplant; I like to leave the skin on so you get something that is slightly chewy with a super soft creamy center. I find eggplant has a pretty mild flavour so I love to drench it in tahini dressing.

Roasted Eggplant with Tahini Sauce by @jesselwellness #tahini #vegan

Health benefits of Eggplant

The best way to buy eggplant is when it is ripe because it is less bitter. To know if an eggplant is ripe gently press your thumb into skin, if it bounces back it is ripe and ready to enjoy, if it remains indented then it is not ripe.

Here are some of the health benefits:

  • Eggplants are high in vitamin B1 which is really important for nervous system health
  • Eggplants are also high in antioxidants which scavenge free radicals and reduce cellular damage
  • Eggplants contains tryptophan which helps promote sleep
  • Eggplants are high in dietary fiber which sweep clean your system

Roasted Eggplant with Tahini Sauce by @jesselwellness #eggplant #healthyside

Roasted Eggplant with Tahini Dressing Recipe

(vegan, gluten free, nut free)

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 25 minutes | Serving size: 4 sides

Ingredients:

  • 1 large eggplant, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, minced for topping

Tahini Dressing

  • garlic clove
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1.5 Tbsp water
  • 1 Tbsp tahini
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Spread eggplant on the baking sheet and roast for 25 minutes, stirring at the 10 and 20 minute mark.
  3. For the tahini dressing; mince the garlic cloves or process in a food processor. Add the remaining dressing ingredients and whisk or pulse until incorporated.
  4. Once the eggplant is soft, remove it from the oven and top the roasted eggplant with tahini dressing and a sprinkle of fresh cilantro.

Roasted Eggplant with Tahini Sauce by @jesselwellness #sidedish #glutenfree

Now its your turn! How do you like to enjoy your eggplant? Let us know in the comments section below and feel free to share your recipe!

 

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Roasted Eggplant with Tahini Dressing
Recipe Type: Soups Sides
Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo
Author: Jesse Lane Lee, CNP
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 4
Roasted Eggplant with Tahini Dressing is a super simple and quick side dish that packs a huge punch of flavour. I love the texture of roasted eggplant; I like to leave the skin on so you get something that is slightly chewy with a super soft creamy center. I find eggplant has a pretty mild flavour so I love to drench it in tahini dressing.
Ingredients
  • 1 large eggplant, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, minced for topping
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1.5 Tbsp water
  • 1 Tbsp tahini
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Spread eggplant on the baking sheet and roast for 25 minutes, stirring at the 10 and 20-minute mark.
  3. For the tahini dressing; mince the garlic cloves or process in a food processor. Add tahini, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, sesame oil, cumin, salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Once the eggplant is soft, remove it from the oven and top the roasted eggplant with tahini dressing and a sprinkle of fresh cilantro.

 

4 Comments

  1. Miranda on April 14, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    This looks delicious! For the dressing, do we follow the measurements in your post or in the little block of info you provided to “share?” The second mentioned has more tahini, oil, etc.

    Thanks!

    Miranda

    • Jesse Lane Lee, CNP on April 14, 2016 at 7:44 pm

      Great catch, Miranda! Please follow the amounts in the post, I just updated the share box so it is the same.

      • Miranda on April 15, 2016 at 10:53 am

        Thanks so much! Looking forward to making this soon!

        • Jesse Lane Lee, CNP on April 15, 2016 at 11:20 am

          Yay! I would love to hear what you think about it when you do.

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