Caramelized Onion Eggplant Dip is the ideal addition to any potluck or picnic! Serve warm or make ahead and spread on crackers or crostini and your guests will love it.
Spread on crackers or used as a dip, this caramelized eggplant dip is a pleasantly savory surprise! Ideal for first time eggplant triers, the flavor is subtle and the onions really shine, so to speak.
You can always serve this right away as a warm dip, but I love to make this ahead and take it to potlucks and picnics.
In the summer and fall, my daughter and I go on quite a few picnics and the stress-free way to prepare is to make ahead. Same for potlucks, and there are quite a few of those that happen all year long!
I don’t always say there’s eggplant in this dish ahead of time. Usually I ask if there are any food allergies, then put this out for people to dig in.
So far, I haven’t had anyone say they don’t care for it. :) I take that as a compliment.
My love for eggplant began with my first bite of eggplant gratin. It wasn’t grassy or unpleasant and I must credit the step of salting both sides.
They call that sweating the eggplant, which in my opinion is a must. Then there was eggplant caviar, which is just softened eggplant with a few spices.
Not as fancy as the name implies. I love that one too.
Crostini would be perfect to make with this dip too, if you’re preparing for a party at home! What do you think you’d serve with this caramelized onion eggplant dip?
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