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Who doesn’t love a superb, wealthy, easy unfold that goes completely with a slice of sourdough rye. I do know I DO do do. I do know opinions on eggplant are divided – you both like it or hate it, however right here on this weblog, I’m on crew eggplant. I grew up with it and like it nonetheless. Although I did now develop up with tahini – that was a love I developed later in life.

So after I received my Magimix Cook dinner Skilled and realised how simple it’s to make soups now (actually easy), I puzzled what else I can use it for. Reply: loads. Together with dips and spreads. I can now cook dinner the eggplant and puree the dip in the identical bowl! Much less effort, much less an opportunity to stuff it up and fewer cleansing. Win win win.

Earlier than we transfer onto the recipe, I wish to share one thing humorous my pal Kat despatched me the opposite day. She’s at all times bugging me to decelerate, take it simple, cease piling so many issues on my to do checklist. I’m probably not good at listening, so she wrote me a letter and made me an ‘Overachiever’s Sunday To-Do Checklist‘!

All copied beneath 🙂

Do you have got an overachieving pal or relative who struggles to do nothing? I positively do, and actually it’s tiring simply to observe them typically!

‘Fortunately, after years of procrastination and afternoon naps, I’m now an professional within the artwork of being as a substitute of doing, and I’m right here to assist!

‘This Sunday I used to be horrified to see the to-do checklist of my beautiful pal Chris, who not solely works tirelessly working a profitable small enterprise, but in addition holds herself to excessive requirements in all different areas of life.

‘After fortuitously arriving minutes too late for our morning yoga class, we sat within the grass below a shady tree and I used to be offered with a listing of duties that Chris needed to attain on this completely sunny Sunday, principally housekeeping associated gadgets that concerned journeys to IKEA and Bunnings, with a number of work duties thrown in.

‘As I watched the native Tai Chi group transfer gently by way of their observe, an concept began to type, and I realised that my pal desperately wanted my help. To not obtain her to-do checklist, however to have a a lot wanted day of doing virtually nothing in any respect!

‘I sneakily turned our journey to select up a bookcase into an impromptu drive out to Fremantle and we had a stunning chilled out day of laziness.

‘Figuring out that remorse could set in for my overachieving buddy after this uncommon lazy time, I compiled an alternate checklist that would now be ticked off in a most satisfying method:

‘1. Put on train garments however don’t try and exert your self in any method. Watching different individuals exercising is okay.

‘2. Discover a barely doubtful free parking spot that feels to good to be true however is definitely legit.

‘3. Dine on the tiniest, friendliest vegan cafe on the town on bowls of scrumptious curry and do-it-yourself gnocchi till your stomach is pleasantly full.

‘4. Go to no less than Three ice cream outlets, till you discover the one serving essentially the most irresistible dairy-free choices to take pleasure in. Savour each spoonful whereas individuals watching within the bustling city centre. Pause sometimes to debate the options to the world’s issues, and to roll your eyes at consideration looking for boys of their muscle automobiles.

5. Window store for all the gorgeous issues however save your {dollars} for what is actually essential: books and meals! Discover a number of classics out of your to-read checklist at discount basement costs.

‘6. Head house feeling barely sunburnt and greater than barely sticky with sweat and ice cream.

‘7. Take a nicely deserved afternoon nap, you have got achieved lots as we speak!’

How loving and humorous is it?!

Now again onto the recipe. Hope you get pleasure from it as a lot as I did.

Glad cooking!

Eggplant and butter bean dip

Serves 4-6

  • 1 eggplant, chopped
  • Three garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1/Four cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to style
  • 1/Three tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1 can butter beans, drained and rinsed
  • juice of 1 lemon


  1. Add the eggplant, garlic and olive oil to the cook dinner bowl and simmer for 35 minutes, on pace 1 A at 100C.
  2. Then add the remainder of the components and mix for 1 minute.
  3. Serve together with your favourite bread and recent herbs.

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