Sunday, February 28, 2016

Eggplant pate aka baba ganoush @LucyBurdette #recipe

LUCY BURDETTE: sometimes you need an appetizer that's a little different from chips and salsa, right? Or even on the healthy side? Baba ganoush is the answer! The combination of roasted garlic and eggplant is oh-so-yummy, your guests won't even realize they are eating something healthy!


One large eggplant
Four garlic cloves
1/2 teaspoon cumin
Olive oil
Two heaping tablespoons tahini
One lemon
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/4 teaspoon salt

Cut the eggplant in half lengthwise.  Place it cut side down on well oiled pan. Place the garlic cloves on a little piece of foil, drizzle with olive oil, and close the foil into a little packet. Roast the veggies in a 350 oven until they are soft, 30 to 45 minutes.

When the eggplant is cool enough to handle, scrape the insides into a bowl.
Next squeeze the roasted garlic cloves out of their papery skins into the bowl and mash, along with the cumin, 1 teaspoon olive oil, the tahini, and the parsley. Squeeze half the lemon over the top, and grind some fresh pepper over that. Mix everything well together and taste for seasoning, adding the rest of the lemon and salt and pepper as needed.

To serve, drizzle half a teaspoon of sesame oil over the top of the dip and sprinkle with parsley. Serve with pita chips, or pita squares, or cut vegetables. 

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  1. This sounds very good and not nearly as complicated as I thought it might be. We love eggplant and garlic! I might try this the next time I have company.

  2. I've always wanted to try making this. Thanks for a great recipe!

  3. Like so many familiar foods, it is much simpler than we think to make.

  4. It really is pretty easy--and tastes better than the pre-made versions, IMHO:)

  5. Hmmm, would I actually eat eggplant? Maybe, like this...