Vegan Roasted Eggplant Spread

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet

Vegan Roasted Eggplant Spread is a healthy, creamy, garlicky and nutty spread, and perfect appetizer for any occasion.

I love spreads because they are simple to make, and can be served at about any event. Like Million Dollar DipCreamy Chicken Caesar Dip and Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Feta Dip, this spread will be the highlight of any party!

vegan roasted eggplant spread

Vegan Roasted Eggplant Spread

This Vegan Roasted Eggplant Spread is a crowd pleaser, its hearty and delicious, with a nutty flavor and a rich texture. Also, adding walnuts is definitely optional, so if you have allergies you can skip them. However, they are definitely the secret ingredient as they add a little richness and the texture is more consistent, so please add them if you can.

The spread can be made vegan or vegetarian, depends which one you prefer. The recipe asks for mayo, but you can substitute with vegan mayo just like I did. Similarly, the result is creamy, delicious and a fluffy spread. Fresh garlic, that I picked from the Farmer’s Market was minced add mixed in for extra flavor. This spread is great on crackers, but you can also serve it as a dip with crunchy veggies and pretzels on the side. The irresistible creaminess and freshness will be a hit with your guests.

vegan roasted eggplant spread

Why You’ll Love This Vegan Roasted Eggplant Spread

  • First, the spread is incredibly easy to make with minimum dishes to clean.
  • Also, great alternative to use eggplants.
  • Naturally gluten free.
  • In addition, the spread is creamy and rich, the perfect crowd appetizer.
  • Can be served with crunchy veggies, veggie sticks, chips, crackers or toasted bread.
  • Any leftovers are delicious and can also be served on toast.

What to serve with Vegan Roasted Eggplant Spread

Since this spread is a great appetizer, it pairs well with:

  • Chips and crackers
  • Crunchy veggies such as celery, zucchini, cucumbers, broccoli floret and carrots
  • Toasted bred – for even more flavors, top it with avocado and bacon
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Vegan Roasted Eggplant Spread
Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 6 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 40 minutes Total time: 50 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 medium  eggplants  (washed and dry)
  • 1/2 cup  mayo   (or vaganaise for the vegan version)
  • 8  garlic cloves  (minced)
  • 1/2 cup  ground walnuts 
  •  salt and pepper 
  •  cilantro 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Cover a baking pan with parchment paper, place eggplants on it and cook for 20 minutes on each side. Until eggplant is uniformly soft.
  3. In the meantime, mince the garlic and grind the walnuts in a food processor. Place in a large bowl.
  4. When the eggplants are baked, remove from oven and let cool at room temperature enough to be able to handle with your hands. Peel them and add the flesh to a bowl. The eggplant is very tender, so crush the flesh with a fork until fully combined. Add it to the garlic and walnut bowl.
  5. Add the mayo to the bowl and using a spatula mix everything until combined. Add salt and pepper as preferred.
  6. Serve as a dip or as a spread on crackers. Garnish with fresh cilantro.
Calories: 196 Carbohydrates: 2 Protein: 1 Fat: 20 Saturated Fat: 2 Cholesterol: 7 Sodium: 119 Potassium: 59 Fiber: 0 Sugar: 0 Vitamin A: 10 Vitamin C: 1.2 Calcium: 17 Iron: 0.4
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Jen | Baked by an Introvert

Roasted eggplant in a spread?! I would have never thought of that. I bet it's fantastic with the garlic and walnuts. Definitely need to try this!

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Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

I am always up for a delicious appetizer and this spread looks fantastic! I LOVE that you roasted the eggplant - So YUM! Plus the addition of walnuts sounds superb! I love walnuts so I will NOT be skipping or skimping on those! I bet this spread would be a delicious addition to a sandwich as well! Pinned! Cheers, girlfriend! <3

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Yes, the spread is so good on a sandwich! I make mine with avocado, tomatoes and feta!

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My Dish is Bomb

I'd be tempted to drizzle this allll over potatoes! I actually haven't made anything with eggplant in a super long time but I've been staring longingly at them in the grocery store. Just wasn't sure what to make! This spread looks delicious and I am all over easy dishes I can dip with crackers!

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OMG such a good idea with the potatoes, I am doing that when getting home!

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Dani @ Dani California Cooks

I pinned this immediately. I absolutely ADORE turkish/Mediterranean foods and I subsisted off eggplant the last time I was in that part of the world. It looks so creamy and delicious!!

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Thanks for the support Dani!

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Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks

I love the walnuts you added in here for a secret surprise! This is one versatile little spread and that avocado sandwich with it sounds super delicious!

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Yes, that avocado sandwich is THE BOMB!

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Nadia

These are delish! Look tasty & check out all the healthy goodness :) Yes, please <3 xox Nadia http://mielandmint.blogspot.co.uk/

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yes, healthy, delicious and good for your waist :)

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Ohh I can so easily make a dinner out of this creamy spread!! Looks divine.

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Thats what I did tonight!

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Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen

Wow! Roasted eggplant spears? Walnut and garlic sounds like a great combo. This is absolutely divine, Katalina! :)

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Thank you Anu!

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Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts

Oh Yummy. I love eggplant dips. The addition of walnuts is a great idea :-)

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Yes Claire, the walnuts add so much flavor and texture.

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Kelly - Life Made Sweeter

This spread sounds fantastic! I am a big fan of eggplant and can easily make a meal out of this spread. Love the walnuts in here!

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We made a meal out of this spread in my house, so I totally get your love for eggplant :)

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