Smooth broiled eggplant accented with chopped onion, olive oil, and dill. You can adjust the seasonings to your liking. Serve in a pita or as a dip for bread.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to broiler setting.

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  • Wash eggplant thoroughly, then pierce skin with a fork in several places. Place on a baking sheet and broil in preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes, until soft. Turn eggplant over and broil for an additional 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven and slice in half.

  • Scoop out eggplant pulp with a spoon and place in a medium bowl. Mix in onion, olive oil, dill, salt, and pepper. Serve hot or cold.

Nutrition Facts

95 calories; protein 0.9g 2% DV; carbohydrates 8.7g 3% DV; fat 7g 11% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 642.3mg 26% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2003
Excellent!! This was delicious - instead of broiling I baked the eggplant (400 degrees for 45 minutes) then peeled drained and chopped it. I also decreased the olive oil down to 2T rather than 3T. Will definately be making this again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/24/2005
I have had eggplant caviar many many times and it has never tasted or looked this bad. Dill does not belong in eggplant caviar. 'Nuff said. Read More
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28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2003
Excellent!! This was delicious - instead of broiling I baked the eggplant (400 degrees for 45 minutes) then peeled drained and chopped it. I also decreased the olive oil down to 2T rather than 3T. Will definately be making this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2003
I added a little garlic powder and used chopped scallions. Everyone spread it on crackers and raved at our family reunion! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/24/2005
I have had eggplant caviar many many times and it has never tasted or looked this bad. Dill does not belong in eggplant caviar. 'Nuff said. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2003
I found my first attempt with this recipe a little too salty--my fault for seasoning before tasting. I think when I make this again--and I will--I'll add 2 cloves of garlic a little lemon juice and cut down the salt. I found it to taste better cold. Not kiddy food but the grownups will like it. Thanks Ms. Mann. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2004
This is delicious with some slight alterations. All they had at the grocery store were slightly smaller eggplants so I broiled it 10 minutes on each side. In the meantime I sauteed an entire small onion I diced with 2 cloves of smashed and chopped garlic in just a tad bit of olive oil. It only took a few minutes. I added that to the eggplant pulp. I didn't measure my other ingredients. I did it more to taste. I also left out the dill. It did need a nice amount of kosher salt to add some flavor. I plan on making this all the time. My husband and I both love it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/25/2006
I make a version of this from a different recipe that has garlic and capers instead of onions and basil and parsley instead of dill. I bake some pita bread to make "chips" to server alongside this dish. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/26/2008
Yep. Looks icky in the end and still tastes really good. I took pts from other reviewers...cut back on OO added garlic powder cut back on dill a bit. I like the fact that it is low-cal and healthy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2003
Well this recipe definately caught my eye! Eggplant Caviar?? It is WONDERFUL. Even if you don't like eggplant you'll never notice it! This is definately a dish for onion lovers. It is quite oniony. I had this as an appetizer for Easter Dinner and everyone loved it! Note: It looks quite icky once mixed but it's delicious never fear!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2009
Everyone loved this recipe - even the kids. The dill makes it. The only thing I measured was the olive oil and it was not greasy at all. Omitted the salt. Yes it does not look all that appealing but once you convince people to give it a try they really like it! Read More
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