Recipe by bluemoon downunder
A low fat, low calorie vegetable spread (with NO cholesterol) which can be used instead of butter or margarine on pita bread, rolls or sandwiches before adding the other ingredients; or as a dip. Adapted from Karen Meyer's 'The Artful Vegetarian', and posted for the Healthy for the Holidays Challenge.
Top Review by Debbwl
Makes a tasty dip for veggies and pita chips. Made half recipe which yield 8 to 10 servings. While we did enjoy it as a dip we did not like it on our sandwiches. Love how healthy it is. Thanks for the post.
- 5 zucchini, medium-sized, sliced
- 2 eggplants, medium-sized, sliced
- 8 ripe tomatoes, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon tamari (see Notes)
- fresh ground black pepper, to taste
- 1 pinch cayenne, to taste
- 1 tablespoon tahini (optional, see Notes)
Directions See How It's Made
- Steam the zucchini and eggplant until tender.
- Sauté the tomatoes and garlic until very soft, remove from the heat and add the sugar.
- Blend all the ingredients in a food processor or blender.
- Serve hot or cold.
- NOTES: Tahini is made from ground sesame seeds and is used as both for its binding qualities and for flavouring; it is rich in minerals, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and iron. Tahini is an ingredient in most hummus recipes. Tamari is pure, top quality soy sauce, and is free from chemicals and preservatives. It can be used for flavouring in place of added salt or stock cubes in soups, vegetable dishes, pies, casseroles and dressings. Tahini and tamari are available at health food stores and large supermarkets.