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E is for Eggplant Spread.

Bits and Bytes

I love hummus, but sometimes I get bored of it.  When I do, I make this easy eggplant spread to eat as a snack or to serve as an appetizer.  I like it spicy – but you can adjust to your taste. Pairs well with brie and crackers.


  • 2lbs eggplants peeled and cubed
  • 2 green peppers chopped
  • 2 red peppers chopped
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic chopped
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 12 oz or so of tomato puree


  • In a large skillet heat olive oil.
  • Cook onion and garlic until soft.
  • Add peppers and eggplant,  and cook until soft – almost mushy.
  • Remove from stove and put in Vitamix or Blender with tomato puree.
  • Blend until smooth and then season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Once you achieve the right level of salt and pepper add red pepper flakes for spice.
  • Let cool in…

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