Baba Ghannuj (Eggplant Appetizer)

Course : Eggplant
Serves: 4 - 6
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Ingredients:

1 large eggplant
1 clove garlic -- crushed
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup tahini -- sesame seed paste
2 tablespoons water
1/4 cup lemon juice
6 slices lemon wedges
1 teaspoon parsley
3 tablespoons olive oil
 

Preparation / Directions:

Set oven to 375F. Wash eggplant and remove stem. Pierce with a fork 4-6 times. Place in baking dish. Bake for 45 minutes or until tender. Remove from oven and run under cold water. Peel and mash; set aside. In serving bowl combine garlic, salt, and Tahini. Gradually add water and lemon juice, beating well. Fold in mashed eggplant. Garnish with lemon wedges, finely chopped parsley and a sprinkle of olive oil. Scoop up eggplant with pieces of Pita Bread to eat or serve as a side dish with any meal.


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