Eggplant Fatteh, but make it vegan! This delicious Middle Eastern dip consists of layers of roasted eggplant, lemon garlic yogurt sauce, and crunchy pita with herbs on top. Once you taste this recipe, you will fall in love. It’s perfect for a shared family-style meal with some fresh pita and salad or as a dish to take to parties.😋 This recipe is vegan and dairy-free.
I love growing new and exciting vegetables in my garden, and I’ve had a few different seasons of growing eggplants. However, I found I didn’t know many eggplant dishes that I liked, and I started to get creative with many different cuisines to see what worked. I also hear from a lot of people that they ‘don’t like eggplant’ but they raved about this dish! So it might come down to preparation & flavor.
I love Lebanese food and this is inspired by Lebanese cuisine and flavors, though many Middle Eastern cultures have variations on this dish. The most common fatteh involved a layer of roasted chickpeas, and sometimes I also put one in this recipe between the eggplant and the yogurt sauce. It’s super tasty and makes it a more complete meal.
- 1 large eggplant, cubed about 3 cups
- 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp sea salt, divided
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 cup unsweetened vegan greek yogurt
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- garlic clove, grated
- pita chips
- 1/2 tsp fresh parsley, minced
- 1/2 tsp dried sumac powder
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- In an oven safe pan add your layer of cubed eggplant. Top with garlic powder, half a teaspoon of sea salt and the olive oil. Roast in the oven for 45 minutes until soft and golden.
- In a medium bowl add the yogurt, half a teaspoon of sea salt, lemon juice, and grated garlic. Mix well to combine.
- Remove the eggplant from the oven and let cool slightly. Then add to a serving dish in a single layer. Optional: Top with a layer of cooked chickpeas.
- Add the yogurt sauce on top and the stick pita chips in the dip in a festive pattern or crumble them on top. Sprinkle parsley and sumac for the final layer.
- Serve warm with more pita chips or fresh, warm pita, and enjoy!
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