Brinjal dip and veggie sticks

This is the perfect picnic snack.
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Recipe from: 1 April 2016
Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 45 min


  • 500
    aubergines, whole
  • 4
    garlic, crushed
  • 1
    small onion, finely chopped
  • 15
  • 30
    extra-virgin olive oil
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 125
    fat-free smooth cottage cheese
  • 1/2
    ground cumin
  • 1/2
  • salt and milled black pepper
  • carrots, cucumber, peppers, celery, baby corn, cherry tomatoes
Servings: Change Serving


Set the oven at 180°C.

Roast the aubergines whole until they are soft and collapsing. Depending on the size of your aubergines, this can take between 15-45 minutes.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly. Peel the skin and chop up the aubergine flesh and mix together with all the remaining ingredients. Season with salt and pepper.

Serve with your favourite summer vegetables cut into matchsticks.

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