Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"When life hands you a lemon, say, "Oh yeah, I like lemons. What else ya got?" -Henry Rollins, Singer

The refrigerator light goes on...

I had a version of this at a local restaurant here in New Orleans with some chef friends of mine. I loved it for the simplicity of ingredients and amazing flavor. This is a great choice for you to put out at your next cocktail party with some crudités.


Ajvar (Eggplant Dip)

Servings: 12 | Serving size: about 1/2 cup

Cooking Time: 60 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2.

You can multiply this recipe but you'll have a LOT of Ajvar. This recipe does make great leftovers and is better the second or third day. Keeps well for up to five days.

2 lbs eggplant
3 large red bell peppers
2 cloves garlic
1 lemon (juiced)
3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp paprika
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
1 Tbsp fresh parsley (finely chopped)

Preheat the oven to 425°F.

Place the eggplant, peppers and garlic on baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Roast for about 30 minutes. Turn occasionally.

Remove from the oven and place the vegetables in a large brown paper bag. When cool peel the skins away.

Place the vegetables in a food processor with the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and paprika. Process until smooth. Fold in the parsley and chill before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1/2 cup

Servings: 12

Amount Per Serving

Calories 65 Calories from Fat 32
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3g 5%
    Saturated Fat <1g 2%
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 149mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 4%
    Dietary Fiber 4g 11%
    Sugars 4g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 28% Vitamin C 96%
Calcium 0% Iron 1%
Vitamin K 12 mcg Potassium 279 mg
Magnesium 16 mg