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Roasted Eggplant Guacamole, a great way to use up that extra eggplant.

Posted Sep 04 2011 4:31pm
Happy Labor Day weekend!  I have just the appetizer for you.

Roasted Eggplant Guacamole

The idea for this came from my birthday dinner at a restaurant called Cantina Laredo where one of their appetizers is to make guacamole at your table. It's so simple, but I am enchanted with fresh foods being prepared right in front of me at my table.

When I got home I wanted to do a guacamole remake but I only had one avocado and tons of eggplant.  A lovely friend at work brings in bags full of Japanese eggplant for me to roast up, just picked from her father in law's garden.


This version came out great.  It isn't as heavy or rich as traditional guacamole but has all the flavor and was a great way to use up the eggplant.
Roasted Eggplant GuacamoleVegan, Gluten free Printable Recipe
Ingredients
8 Japanese eggplant or 2 standard eggplant1/2 avocadoJuice 1 lime1 jalapeno pepper, minced1/2 red onion, chopped2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro1/2 cup quartered grape tomatoesSalt and garlic powder, to taste
Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees; roast whole eggplant about 45 minutes to 1 hour or until eggplant is soft.  Let cool, cut off top and slice lengthwise.  Scrape out pulp with a spoon.
2. Place eggplant pulp, avocado, lime, salt and garlic powder in a high speed blender or food processor.  Blend until smooth.  Stir in jalapeno, onion, cilantro and tomatoes.  Re-season if necessary.
Nutrition Facts 1 Recipe
Amount Per Recipe
Calories 469.7 Total Fat 13.8 g Saturated Fat 1.9 g Polyunsaturated Fat 1.8 g Monounsaturated Fat 8.5 g Cholesterol 0.0 mg Sodium 171.7 mg Potassium 793.4 mg Total Carbohydrate 83.1 g Dietary Fiber 33.3 g Sugars 38.7 g Protein 16.0 g
Vitamin A 14.8 % Vitamin B-12 0.0 % Vitamin B-6 23.8 % Vitamin C 62.3 % Vitamin D 0.0 % Vitamin E 8.3 % Calcium 3.7 % Copper 13.9 % Folate 28.2 % Iron 6.6 % Magnesium 11.5 % Manganese 17.5 % Niacin 12.2 % Pantothenic Acid 16.1 % Phosphorus 9.7 % Riboflavin 11.2 % Selenium 1.6 % Thiamin 11.3 % Zinc 5.8 %
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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