Eggplant (Aubergine) and Bleu Cheese Spread

Total Time
40mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is an excellent spread, based on a recipe from "Caprial Cooks for Friends." It can also be very tasty served over cooked vegetables such as asparagus, or as a steak topper.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Toss the cubed eggplant with the kosher salt and let sit in a colander to drain for about 10 minutes.
  2. Lightly rinse the salt off, then pat the cubed eggplant dry or use a salad spinner to remove excess moisture.
  3. Heat a large sauté pan over high heat, then add the olive oil; when oil is very hot, add the eggplant and cook, stirring occasionally (don't over-stir or it can become mushy), until browned, about 7 to 8 minutes.
  4. Add the onion and cook until tender, about 5 minutes; add the roasted garlic and stir to mix well.
  5. Remove pan from the heat, then add the balsamic vinegar and stir to mix well.
  6. Let the cooked mixture cool for about 20 minutes, then pour it into a food processor along with the bleu cheese and pulse it all together until it is well incorporated and it's the texture you prefer.
  7. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve it with pita slices or crisp crackers.
  8. Makes about 2 cups of spread, depending on the size of eggplant used.

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