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Baba Ghanoush with Red Pepper Swirl

Yield 12 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup dip and 3 pita wedges)
Baba ganoush is a Greek dip made from eggplant and is similar to hummus.  The swirl of roasted red peppers gives this dip incredible flavor.  Serve with pita chips.

Ingredients

  • 3 (1-pound) eggplants
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extravirgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons tahini (sesame-seed paste)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/4 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1 (7-ounce) bottle roasted red bell peppers, drained
  • 6 (6-inch) pitas, each cut into 6 wedges

Nutrition Information

  • calories 164
  • caloriesfromfat 27 %
  • fat 5 g
  • satfat 0.7 g
  • monofat 2.6 g
  • polyfat 1.3 g
  • protein 4.9 g
  • carbohydrate 26.8 g
  • fiber 0.9 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.9 mg
  • sodium 337 mg
  • calcium 50 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.

  2. Pierce eggplants several times with a fork; place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 45 minutes or until tender. Cut eggplants in half; scoop out pulp. Drain eggplant pulp in a colander for 30 minutes. Place pulp in a food processor; pulse 5 times. Add juice and next 5 ingredients (through garlic), and process until almost smooth. Remove from processor.

  3. Combine sour cream and bell peppers in food processor, and process until smooth. Swirl bell pepper mixture into eggplant mixture, if desired. Serve with pita wedges.