Indulge in the rich flavors of Greece with our tantalizing Melitzanosalata, a traditional eggplant dip that captures the essence of Mediterranean cuisine. Made with roasted eggplant, garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil, this creamy yet refreshing dip offers a symphony of textures and aromas. Whether enjoyed as a spread on warm pita bread or as a vibrant accompaniment to grilled meats and vegetables, Melitzanosalata embodies the vibrant spirit of Greek gastronomy. Experience the sun-kissed flavors of Greece with every savory bite of this irresistible dip.

Here's a simple recipe for making Melitzanosalata:


  • 2 large eggplants
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: chopped fresh parsley or mint for garnish


1- Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).

2- Wash the eggplants and pierce them several times with a fork. This helps the steam to escape during roasting.

3- Place the whole eggplants on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Roast them in the preheated oven for about 45-50 minutes, or until the skins are charred and the flesh is very soft.

4- Remove the eggplants from the oven and let them cool slightly until they are safe to handle.

5- Once cooled, cut the eggplants in half lengthwise. Scoop out the soft flesh from the skins and transfer it to a colander set over a bowl. Let it drain for about 10-15 minutes to remove any excess moisture.

6- Transfer the drained eggplant flesh to a food processor or blender. Add the minced garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.

7- Pulse the mixture until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Taste and adjust the seasoning, adding more salt, pepper, or lemon juice if desired.

8- Transfer the Melitzanosalata to a serving bowl. Drizzle with a little extra olive oil and sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley or mint for garnish, if desired.

9- Serve the Melitzanosalata at room temperature or chilled, with pita bread, crackers, or fresh vegetables for dipping.

Enjoy your homemade Melitzanosalata, a delicious taste of Greece!

Nutritional Values:

Here's an approximate nutritional breakdown for the main ingredients used in Melitzanosalata:

Eggplant (2 large eggplants, approximately 1 pound or 454 grams):

  • Calories: 140
  • Carbohydrates: 33 grams
  • Fiber: 15 grams
  • Protein: 6 grams
  • Fat: 1 gram
  • Vitamin C: 10% of the Daily Value (DV)
  • Vitamin K: 15% of the DV
  • Folate: 10% of the DV
  • Potassium: 20% of the DV


  • Rich in fiber, promoting digestive health and aiding in weight management.
  • High in antioxidants, such as nasunin, which may help protect cells from damage.
  • Contains vitamins C, K, and folate, important for immune function, blood clotting, and cell growth.
  • Good source of potassium, supporting heart health and muscle function.

Garlic (3 cloves):

  • Calories: 13
  • Carbohydrates: 3 grams
  • Fiber: 0.2 grams
  • Protein: 0.6 grams
  • Fat: 0.1 gram
  • Vitamin C: 3% of the DV
  • Vitamin B6: 5% of the DV
  • Manganese: 2% of the DV


  • Contains allicin, a compound with antibacterial and antiviral properties, promoting immune health.
  • May help lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, reducing the risk of heart disease.
  • Rich in antioxidants, helping to protect cells from oxidative damage and reduce inflammation.
  • Contains compounds with potential anticancer properties, though more research is needed.

Olive Oil (1/4 cup, approximately 60 milliliters):

  • Calories: 477
  • Total Fat: 54 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 7 grams
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 40 grams
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5 grams
  • Vitamin E: 30% of the DV
  • Vitamin K: 130% of the DV


  • High in monounsaturated fats, which may help reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering bad cholesterol levels.
  • Rich in antioxidants, such as vitamin E and polyphenols, which help reduce inflammation and protect cells from damage.
  • Contains oleocanthal, a compound with anti-inflammatory properties similar to ibuprofen.
  • May help improve blood sugar control and insulin sensitivity, benefiting individuals with diabetes.

Lemon Juice (2 tablespoons, approximately 30 milliliters):

  • Calories: 4
  • Carbohydrates: 1 gram
  • Vitamin C: 20% of the DV

Please note that these values are approximate and may vary based on factors such as the size and variety of the ingredients used. Additionally, the nutritional values are based on raw ingredients and do not include any additional garnishes or toppings.


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