1 hr 25 mins
Well, I'm sure there are lots of authentic versions of this wonderful dip. But this is my family's favorite. I like it because, unlike the other recipes found on the web, this one uses soft, fresh breadcrumbs, just like Taramosalata. This gives the dip a great texture and mouthfeel. We often serve these side by side on an appetizer tray with pita chips and toasted baguette slices.
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- 2 large eggplants
- 2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
- 59.16 ml flat leaf parsley, chopped
- 1 small onion, grated
- 1 red pepper, seeded and chopped
- 1 large ripe tomato, finely chopped
- 2 small fresh red chilies, seeded
- 177.44 ml soft white breadcrumb
- 78.07 ml lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- 118.29 ml good quality olive oil
- black olives, for garnish
- 1Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- 2Prick both the eggplants with a fork a few times and bake on a baking tray for 1 hour.
- 3Remove the skin, then roughly chop the flesh and place in a colander or sieve to drain any excess moisture.
- 4Place the eggplant, garlic, parsley, onion, red pepper, tomato, chili, breadcrumbs, and salt and pepper to taste, in a food processor bowl and process until combined but still a little bit coarse.
- 5With the motor running, add the lemon juice and olive oil alternately, in a steady stream, as if making mayo. The mixture will thicken.
- 6Transfer to a large bowl, cover and refrigerate for 3 hours to firm the mixture and allow the flavors to infuse.
- 7To serve spread on a large shallow serving platter, drizzle with 1-2 tablespoons olive oil and garnish with black olives.
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Nutritional Facts for The Real Melitzanosalata
Serving Size: 1 (290 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 242.4
- Calories from Fat 168
- Total Fat 18.7 g
- Saturated Fat 2.6 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 38.1 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 18.8 g
- Dietary Fiber 7.4 g
- Sugars 7.4 g
- Protein 3.2 g