The Baba Ganouj Appetizer (Eggplant or Aubergine Appetizer)

This is one of my favorite appetizers. There are many varieties of Baba Ganouj, but this is my recipe that I enjoy and serve in my home, and for events. It is very light, and not strong flavored. This will yield about 2 cups, or maybe a little more, depending on how big your eggplant (or aubergine) is. It can be served with sliced baguette, pita bread, toast points, or crackers. Here we go…..

2 eggplants, roasted in a shallow pan, with a little water, in a 400 degree oven for about 45 minutes, cooled, and peeled

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil (you can use vegetable oil, if fasting) )(plus a little  for sprinkling on top as a garnish)

1 teaspoon sea salt

fresh cracked pepper

pinch of cumin powder (plus a little for sprinkling on top as a garnish)

1/4 lemon juice (plus a little for sprinkling on top as a garnish)

1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley (plus a little for sprinkling on top as a garnish)

4 or 5 cloves garlic, minced

Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender, and blend until smooth. If a little thick, add a teaspoon of water, or oil, at a time. Garnish as you please. That’s it !!! Enjoy !!!

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The Baba Ganouj Appetizer (Eggplant or Aubergine Appetizer)

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