Ranchified Eggplant Dip

I was glad to be chosen by Hidden Valley Ranch as one of Canada’s top online influencers to sample their new flavors and come up with some Ranchified recipes.

Hidden Valley Original Ranch has been an old family favorite  and I found the new flavors – Hidden Valley Spicy Ranch as well as Hidden Valley Cheese Ranch equally flavorful and versatile.  I’m looking forward to try these as a salad dressing, dip, marinade as well as a spread for wraps and sandwiches.

The first recipe that I tried with Hidden Valley Spicy Ranch was this Ranchified Eggplant Dip. Here goes the recipe:

Hidden Valley Ranch Eggplant Dip

Ranchified Eggplant Dip

Ingredients: ( Makes 4 – 6 servings )
Large Eggplant – 1
Tomato – 1
Hidden Valley Spicy Ranch – 2 to 3 tablespoons
Salt and pepper – according to taste
Oil – for brushing
Fresh cilantro – for garnish

1) Preheat oven to broil. Alternately, prepare a charcoal grill to roast the eggplant and tomato  for a great smoky flavor.
2) Wash and dry the eggplant and tomato. Brush both lightly with oil.
 3)Place the eggplant on a baking sheet lined with aluminium foil.
3) Place the baking sheet on middle rack of the oven and broil until the skin of the eggplant is completely charred on all sides and  the inside is completely soft, about 20-30 minutes. Turn as required in between. As tomatoes take much lesser time to char place the tomato alongside the eggplant only towards the last 8-10 minutes.
5) Cool the eggplant and tomato. Peel and mash them together.
6) Add Hidden Valley Spicy Ranch. Taste and add salt and pepper, if required.
7) Garnish with cilantro. Serve with pita chips, crackers or fresh veggies.

Hidden Valley Ranch Eggplant Dip

Disclaimer: I received samples of Hidden Valley Ranch products along with a grocery gift card to participate in the Ranchify Recipe Challenge. However, the opinions expressed are my own. I did not receive any other compensation for this post..

15 comments on “Ranchified Eggplant Dip

  1. I am always tempted to buy a bottle of Hidden Ranch dressing when I go grocery shopping, but I stop myself because I always thought these dressings are too fattening… not to mention, so addictive 😀

  2. Yeah you can call it Baba Ganoush without tahini, olive oil , lemon juice and garlic; roasted tomato and spicy ranch instead. Actually, now that I think of it , roasted eggplant is the only common ingredient between the two. Thanks for dropping by.

  3. I too prefer a olive oil + lemon juice dressing over bottled ones for everyday salads but use them occasionally to add some variety and encourage my little ones to eat fresh veggies. My younger daughter loves the creamy texture. For adults too a tablespoon or two goes a long way to add a yummy twist to bland salads.

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