Baba Ghanouj

A traditional Middle Eastern dish. Serve with pita bread triangles.


2 large eggplants

2 Tablespoons olive oil

1/3 cup tahini (available in most grocery stores)

3 cloves garlic, sliced in half


3 Tablespoons lemon juice

3/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon fresh parsley, chopped

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Slice eggplants into 1/2 inch thick rounds and brush with olive oil. Grill or broil eggplant slices until brown, turning once, being careful not to burn. Let cool. Peel or trim away skin and cut slices into quarters. Puree eggplant in food processor. Add remaining ingredients (except parsley) and continue processing for 1 to 2 minutes, until mixture is thick and creamy. Garnish with parsley.
Yields: about 4 cups