Lebanese Mutabal eggplant dip

Mutabal – The Lebanese Eggplant Dip Recipe

This dish Mutabal (eggplant dip) features the Lebanese flavors of yogurt, home made tahini, garlic, olive oil, and lemon juice.

The Mutabal dips used as a topping for grilled meats, as a filling in sandwiches, with cold mezze.

Lebanese eggplant dip originates from Lebanon, traditionally served as breakfast during Ramadan.

The Mutabal evolved throughout time in different regions of the world, and there are many variations in the original recipe.

chopped eggplant

The importance of Mutabal dips?

  • It’s delicious.
  • Served as a dip or a condiment.
  • You can use it as a side dish or topping for sandwiches, salads, and other dishes.
  • Eggplant dip is suitable for all seasons.
  • Great spread for pita bread and Beet wraps.
  • It has many health benefits like preventing cancer and diabetes, lowering cholesterol levels, losing weight, etc.
  • The Lebanese eggplant dip (Mutabal) is simple to make at home with just two main ingredients- eggplant, and tahina.
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Where Does the Name “Mutabal” Come From?

This recipe is originally from the Levantine countries in the eastern Mediterranean, and the idea came from the Lebanese people who were influenced by Arab cuisine.

Many people believe that the word Mutabal comes from the Arabic word “Mutabal,” which means bean dish.

Mutabal eggplant dip

The first mention of Mutabal can be found in the 13th-century cookbook, Kitab al Tabikh fi al Mawa’idh wal Ahkam (Book on Dishes in Time and Occasions). This book mentioned it as a dish to be served at Eid ul-Fitr, marking Ramadan fasting.

What is the Best Way to Serve the Eggplant Dip?

It is best to serve the Mutabal dip with a variety of bread like Lebanese bread, Arabic bread, crackers, pita chips, or veggie sticks.

You can make your own pita bread by slicing a ball of dough into triangles and baking them in an oven until golden brown.

If you don’t have pita bread on hand, you can use naan or lavash instead. It’s best to cut the naan into smaller pieces so they’re easier to eat with your hands.

One of the most popular ways to serve eggplant dip is in a bread bowl with potatoes and carrots.

Mutabal - The Lebanese Eggplant Dip Recipe

Mutabal – The Lebanese Eggplant Dip Recipe

Roasted mashed eggplant season with lemon juice, salt, yogurt, and tahini.

Recipe by Biraj Kumar
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Course: Appetizers, SaladsCuisine: LebaneseDifficulty: Easy


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  • 6 no Large eggplants

  • 1/2 cup Hangcurd (greek yogurt)

  • 1/2 cup Tahini sauce

  • 1/2 cup Olive oil (extra virgin)

  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice

  • 1 tbsp Chopped garlic

  • Salt as required


  • Washed the eggplant, wiped well. Rub with salt, pepper, and olive oil. Bake for 45 minutes at 179 degrees C preheated oven.
  • When it is baked, remove, and let it cool for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the skin and seed from the roasted eggplant. Then put in a strainer for 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Roughly well chopped the eggplant. Keep in a large bowl.

  • Add remaining olive oil. crushed pepper, salt, lemon juice, hang curd, chopped garlic, and tahini sauce. Whisky well. Check the seasoning.
  • Before serving keep in a chiller for cool.
  • Serve cold with lavash bread, or pita bread. Garnish with olive oil.

Nutrition Facts

10 servings per container

Serving Size10 servings

  • Amount Per ServingCalories389
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 39.3g 61%
    • Saturated Fat 5.2g 26%
  • Cholesterol 17mg 6%
  • Sodium 693mg 29%
  • Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
    • Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    • Sugars 3.4g
  • Protein 4.3g 9%

  • Calcium 7%
  • Iron 6%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Biraj Kumar

My food blog is all about cooking, food, and healthy living. You’ll find recipes for every meal of the day and tips for new recipes Ideas.

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