Eggplant, garlic, and tahini are key ingredients in this Middle Eastern puree. Serve it as either a spread for sandwiches or as a dip with vegetables or pita bread.
Oxmoor House JANUARY 2006
Preheat oven to 400°.
Pierce eggplant several times with a fork; place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 1 hour or until tender. Cool slightly. Cut eggplant in half lengthwise, and place, cut sides down, in a colander; drain 30 minutes. Scrape out eggplant pulp; discard shell.
Place parsley and garlic in a food processor; pulse 6 to 7 times until minced. Add eggplant pulp, lemon juice, and remaining ingredients; process until smooth. Spoon into a bowl; cover and let stand at room temperature 30 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
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