Hummus Baba Ghanoush

posted by Chefshell 03-22-99 3:25 PM

Baba Ghanoush

3 medium eggplants
2 cloves garlic
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp. salt
pepper to taste
1 1/2 tbsp. Tahini paste
2 1/2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp. fresh minced parsley
10-12 pitted Kalamata olives
1/2 cup plain yogurt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Pierce the eggplants with a fork all over and roast on a baking sheet with garlic cloves about 45 to 60 min. (Garlic will take about 20-30 min.)or until the eggplants turn sort of dark in color and the flesh is soft.

Let stand until cool enough to handle. Split and scoop flesh into a colander. Press to eliminate excess moisture.

In the bowl of a food processor or blender, add the eggplant, tahini, garlic, salt, pepper, and lemon. Pulse until smooth.

Put in a bowl and garnish with the olive oil, parsley, and olives. Stir in yogurt right before serving. Serve with warm pita bread.

Go to Mimi's Archive Page

Return to Mimi's Recipe Request Line