Preparation / Directions:
Preheat oven to 400F.
Place eggplant, skin side up, in a large roasting pan. Add tomatoes, onion, garlic and thyme. Drizzle oil evenly over vegetables. Bake until eggplant is very tender when pierced with a knife, about 50 minutes. Cool vegetables slightly.
Peel eggplant and garlic. Transfer eggplant pulp, garlic, tomatoes, onion and any liquid in bottom of pan to the work bowl of a food processor.
Add thyme leaves, discarding stem. Puree until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and season with salt and pepper. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead; refrigerate.)
Garnish with parsley and serve dip at room temperature with pita bread triangles.