Zee Aborashid, who grew up in Jordan, has fond memories of enjoying this salad with her family. It also makes a great appetizer for a party. Prep and cook time: about 25 minutes.
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1. Preheat oven to 500°. Pierce each eggplant in one place with a knife. Set in a rimmed pan and bake until very soft when pressed, 20 to 25 minutes. Slit eggplants open and let cool.
2. Scoop out flesh, finely chop, and put in a bowl; discard peels. Stir mint, green onion, lemon juice, olive oil, chile, and garlic into eggplant. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Spread mixture on a platter.
3. Scatter tomatoes and parsley over eggplant. Serve with pita bread.
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