Roasted Vegetable Dip with Tahini

I am a firm believer that roasting brings out the best in vegetables. Like it loosens them or make them let their guard down.

If you know what I mean…

Eggplant, red onion, garlic and red bell peppers roasting in the oven… Imagine the smell in my kitchen!!

Roasted Vegetable Dip with Tahini


Being Turkish, sesame paste or tahini was a staple in our household. I know people who mix tahini in some of their breakfast, lunch and even dinner dishes.
I love it not only because it is a superfood packed with healthy fats but also it is full of antioxidants and Omega 3 fatty acids. It adds a great flavor to any dish. Best of all its gluten-free…

Roasted Vegetable Dip with Tahini

This tasty dip is a fantastic choice for entertaining. On this particular occasion I served them with pita bread chips but it can also be served with baby carrots, cucumber slices or any other vegetable you like.

If I am not using it as a dip, I sometimes use it as a spread when I make sandwiches for my husband. It immediately elevates the taste of the meat I am using in the sandwich. If you want to do that I recommend that you use an airtight jar and consume it in the next 5 to 6 days.

Make sure to open up a bottle of your favorite white wine. I promise you will like it.

Adapted from Ina Garten’s Roasted Eggplant Dip.

  • Sarah T.

    Looks delicious and healthy! Can’t wait to try it!ReplyCancel

  • This looks yummy! I’ll save the recipe for when our eggplant seedlings in the garden present us with their bounty.ReplyCancel

    • Oh wow, great Luanna! Eggplant is the star of this recipe. I can only imagine how delicious it would be with home grown, fresh eggplants. Enjoy!ReplyCancel

  • Gülçin Toker

    Very delicious….ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn

    My busy schedule keeps me from commenting on your posts like I should, but I just want to say WOW to everything you’re doing on here!!! Helpful, chic and beautiful on every page! You have such great talent. I was just staring blankly at the jar of tahini in my fridge earlier today and you solved my problem 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Carolyn,

      Thank you for the great compliments about my blog. I really like it.
      How did the dip turn out?
      Let me know…
      Thanks again.. Cheers. – IceReplyCancel

  • Lauren

    Made this today to go along with some other finger foods as an appetizer for a dinner with friends. So good! Enjoying it now with a cup of white wine because I just couldn’t resist. And I normally do not like eggplant dips!

    Thanks for the recipe!ReplyCancel

    • Hi Lauren,
      I am glad to hear that it worked out well. I love this dip.
      It goes so well as a spread for sandwiches.
      Thanks for stopping by!
      Happy holidays!

  • Hi Ice! Just wanted to let you know that I featured this recipe (with full credit and a link-back) in a dip recipe roundup today on Foxes Love Lemons. Have a great day!ReplyCancel

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