Baba Ghanoush

on June 16, 2019

Here it is folks!  The perfect, flavorful, summer dip, that will have all of your friends asking for a recipe.  This preparation features fresh parsley and mint from Ori and Sarah’s herb garden, as well as season eggplant from our local farmers market.

Ingredients:

2 large eggplants

2 cloves garlic

2 teaspoons kosher salt, or to taste

1 lemon, juiced, or more to taste

3 tablespoons tahini, or more to taste

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 leaf fresh mint, minced (optional)

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

1. Preheat an oven to 350 (or grill for medium-high heat). Prick the surface of the skin of eggplants several times with the tip of a knife.

2. Place eggplants in the oven. Cook until eggplants have collapsed and are very soft, 50 minutes to 1 hour. Turn of the oven and allow to cool.

3. When eggplants are cool enough to handle, split them in half and scrape flesh into a food processor.

4. Add garlic, lemon juice, tahini, olive oil, mint, parsley, salt and pepper. Combine the food processors until smooth.

5. Transfer to a bowl, cover it and let it refrigerate until completely chilled, 3 or 4 hours. Taste to adjust seasonings.

  

Keep it Tasty!