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Cold Eggplant Appetizer Recipes: Turkish Eggplant Salad with Yogurt
My Turkish eggplant appetizer with yogurt is possibly the most delicious roasted eggplant salad recipe you’ve ever made at home!
➡️ Are you looking for easy cold eggplant salad recipes in 2023? On this page, you’ll discover how to make roasted eggplant salad with yogurt and garlic from scratch in 7 steps at home.
➡️ My easy salad appetizer recipe enables you to make a cold eggplant dip with yogurt and garlic in Turkish style.
➡️ Read on and learn below how to make a roasted eggplant salad appetizer with yogurt using the very best Turkish eggplant dip recipe!
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How to Make Cold Eggplant Salad with Yogurt
What ingredients do you need to make eggplant salad with yogurt?
1) 1.5 kg/50 oz of eggplant
2) salt and ground black pepper
3) 3-5 garlic cloves or to taste
4) 2-4 tbsp of yogurt (at least 10% fat)
5) fresh mint, dill, or parsley leaves to taste (recommended)
How to make roasted eggplant salad from scratch?
1) roast eggplants and peel them off after cooling
2) finely chop roasted eggplant with a knife just like in the video (recommended to get a firm salad texture, if you want to get a fine paste just chop eggplant with a kitchen robot)
3) season eggplant with salt and pepper to taste
4) finely chop or grate the garlic and add it over eggplants
5) add yogurt, the quantity depends on how juicy the chopped eggplant is, then mix the ingredients well (the final texture has to be like a slightly viscous paste)
6) finely chop greenery to taste, place it into the bowl, then combine ingredients well
7) place the salad in the fridge for at least 1 hour before serving (recommended)
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PRO Tips For The Turkish Eggplant Salad with Yogurt
➡️ The roasted eggplant salad recipe is one of the most popular cold appetizer recipes in many countries and especially in the Middle East and southern Europe. Eggplant salad with yogurt is a healthier version of eggplant salad with mayonnaise. The recipe is very easy to make and the results are quite impressive.
➡️ Despite its simplicity, the eggplant dip is very tasty and liked by most people who taste it. In the Arabic world, there is available a more spicy and flavored version, called baba ganoush.
➡️ There are many people who name this roasted eggplant recipe with yogurt “Turkish eggplant dip“, even if almost the same recipe is used in Greece, Lebanon, and other Eastern and Southern Mediterranean countries. Some of these recipes include fresh lemon juice, others contain some crushed walnut core or pine seeds.
➡️ As for the eggplant, the basic preparation method is roasting on coal or over an open flame because of the added smoked flavor. However, if you can’t roast eggplants or you don’t like the flavored aroma, you can prepare aubergines in other ways such as roasting on the gas grill or on the stovetop. Another way is baking them in the oven. I bake aubergines every time when I can’t roast them due to the bad weather and the eggplant salad with yogurt is very good as well.
➡️ Since the dip is prepared with yogurt, I advise you to store it in the fridge to avoid fermentation. Furthermore, I don’t recommend storing it at all, especially on scorching summer days, but rather make this salad appetizer right before serving every time you’re going to use the recipe.
➡️ The roasted eggplant salad with yogurt can be served plain as a dip, just with bread as an open sandwich, or can be used for different salad appetizers or cold appetizers such as stuffed tomatoes, stuffed bell peppers, ham rolls, and so on.
➡️ Enjoy making roasted eggplant salad with yogurt from scratch! For additional info, read more about eggplant salads and appetizers.
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