Cut eggplant and red pepper lengthwise and lay cut side down on a broiler pan lined with foil and sprayed with cooking spray. Place jalapeño on broiler pan with eggplant and pepper.
Broil at 550 degrees F. for 10-15 minutes. Once the red pepper is mostly blackened, remove from the oven and place in a bowl. Cover and allow the pepper to steam.
Turn the jalapeño over to blacken the other side. Broil 5-10 minutes more or until mostly charred. Once charred, remove jalapeño from the oven and place in the bowl with the red pepper. Cool until the peppers can be handled.
Continue to roast the eggplant for an additional 5-10 minutes, for a total cooking time of 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the pan. Once the eggplant has cooled, scoop out the flesh with a spoon careful remove all of the charred skin. Place the eggplant flesh into a medium bowl. Mash with a fork until eggplant is no longer stringy.
Remove the cooled peppers from the bowl. Peel the charred skins and discard seeds. Chop into a ¼ in. dice. Add the peppers to the eggplant. Add remaining ingredients. Stir to combine. Makes 1 cup.
Blend in the tahina paste or mayo if using.
This recipe is also great with roasted garlic instead of the raw it you have some on hand.