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Spicy miso & brinjal dip

This spicy miso & brinjal dip is the perfect vegan starter/snack that everyone will enjoy! If you can’t find miso check our BONUS RECIPE below.

2 brinjals
100 ml olive oil
1 garlic clove, halved
2 tbsp miso paste
100 ml tahini

1. Preheat oven to 190°c.
2. mould 2 foil parcels and add a brinjal to each one. Divide the olive oil between the two and pop half a garlic clove in each one. Season.
3. Close the parcels and bake for 90 minutes, until soft to the touch. allow to cool for 30 minutes. then cut off the stems.
4. Add the brinjals and the cooking juices from the foil parcels, the miso paste and the tahini to a food processor. Blend until smooth. if it’s too thick, add 2 tablespoons water.
5. Season to taste and serve with dippers of your choice

BONUS RECIPE: Miso paste is a common ingredient used in classic Japanese cooking. it is a fermented sauce made from soy beans. if you can’t find it at your supermarket, just make our cheat’s version: mix together 2 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp tomato paste and 2 tbsp honey. Season to taste.


Recipes & styling: Amerae Vercueil
Photography: Jotham Van Tonder


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