Hot and Spicy Dip Kappadokias

Dip, Dip, Dips love them!! Sorry, but I’m not really sure how to translate this one in English but what I am sure of is if you love hot and spicy dips, well this is the one to go with. 🙂  Hot Paprika Peppers combined with Aubergine, Onion and Garlic, but wait that’s the original recipe which I found on syntalogeio.blogspot.com. I tweaked the original to make my own lighter version without the onion and garlic. 🙂  

This hot and spicy reminds me of a story that I would like to share with you, I have a friend who loved eating spicy food, and I think she still does hmm but I’m not sure. 🙂  Anyway, we worked together many years ago in Greece as Faculty Sec. 🙂  I am not going to mention her name but she knows who she is because I know she reads my blog hahahahaha.  I will never forget that day, we were trying to figure out what we wanted to have for lunch, so we decided on ordering Chinese. My friend called in the order and she specifically  requested that her order be realllyyyyyyy spicyyyy. 

Our Chinese take out arrived, 🙂 oh wait!! one second!! I forgot to mention that our desks were not facing each other, one was towards the window and the other desk was next to the door and we almost always ate lunch at our desks.  For me to be able to see her I had to swirl around in my chair to face her so, as I was saying my desk was the one facing the window and on that day we were working on exams, and as I turned around  to ask her a question, OMG I looked at her face it was so REEDDDDDDD I thought something happened to her!!!  RED! I MEAN SERIOUSLY RED LIKE THE COLOR OF FIRE RED!! I asked her if she was ok and she said she was fine and enjoying her food..she had this big smile on her face and she kept mumbling  “hot, spicy, hot, spicy, hot, spicy  love it”. 🙂  

I could not believe how so infused with spice her food  was that her face could turn so RED.:)  I don’t think I have ever seen another human being turn so red after eating spicy food since then.   So, if you enjoy eating spicy food then try this dip either with onions and garlic or without you will love them both..:)


1 Aubergine (cut in half)

1 large Paprika Pepper

1 Onion (chopped)

1 Garlic Clove

1 1/2 tablespoon Tomato Paste

1/2 cup Olive Oil

1 tablespoon Sugar

2 tablespoons Feta Cheese


(My tweaked recipe has the exact same ingredients except no onion or garlic) 🙂



Wash Aubergine and dry.


Cut Aubergine in half and pre- heat oven at 180 degrees, once that’s done place in oven and bake until soft.


Once Aubergine is ready cut into smaller sizes and set aside to cool.


Dice onion and peel skin off the garlic.


Place pepper, aubergine, onion, garlic, sugar, salt, olive oil, into the food processor. 


Add Tomato paste.


Toss in Feta Cheese


Blend until all combined.


Serve with fresh bread or crackers, cucumbers..:)

Kali Orexi!!! 🙂

To my friend and the good times we had back then…:) to kommotirio kai ta rolla sta mallia ta thimase hahahhahaha  I’m sure you do…;)


Comments (18)

  • Megala 7 months ago Reply

    Awesome ! Love this bright & beautiful dip !!

    foodzesty 7 months ago Reply

    Thank you so much Megala…so sorry for my late response. 🙂

    Megala 7 months ago

    No problem ! 🙂

  • chefkreso 7 months ago Reply

    Sounds yummy, crisps with this dip would be awesome!

    foodzesty 7 months ago Reply

    Thanks so much….so very sorry for my late response. 🙂

  • jyo 7 months ago Reply

    Spicyyy ! then I m IN😉 Very appealing colour Sophie 💯

    foodzesty 7 months ago Reply

    Thanks so much Jyo….:)

  • PlantsandBeyond 7 months ago Reply

    Cool post , Sophie! Didn’t know the name of that dish and was imagining your friend’s red face . Fun memory 😉

    foodzesty 7 months ago Reply

    Thanks so much Luda…so so sorry for my late response. 🙂

    PlantsandBeyond 7 months ago


  • bakingintheburbs 7 months ago Reply

    Thanks for posting this recipe with that funny story. My cousin likes spicy food like your friend. She cares a bottle of hot sauce in her purse. Ha ha!

    foodzesty 7 months ago Reply

    hahahahah there is another one on this planet…hahahah so so sorry for my late response. 😉

  • dtills 7 months ago Reply

    😂 🤣 I am laughing so hard! I wonder if she has any taste buds left!!

    foodzesty 7 months ago Reply

    Hahhahaha love her…we had some great times in that office. 🙂

  • PS 7 months ago Reply

    This is one of my favorite dip!! Looks so delicious! Perfect for wrap and as a side dish..

    foodzesty 7 months ago Reply

    Thank you so very much…so so sorry for my late response. 🙂

    PS 7 months ago

    You are fine!!! 🙂

  • 😀 😀 😀 Great post, Sophie! I am wondering, if my husband would get hot 😀 I think, I have never seen him “complaining” when something was too hot. I honestly think he has metal mouth and his taste buds are destroyed 😀 Love your dip, Sophie! <3

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