This smooth and easy Baba Ghanoush has a nice smoked & nutty taste. This Mediterranean dip is a great appetizer to serve along with pita wedges & crudités.
Brush halved eggplants with oil enough to cover flesh. Place flesh-side down on a lightly greased baking sheet lined with foil and, using a fork, prick skin in few places. Transfer to a 425ºF preheated oven; bake for 50 minutes or until very soft.
Remove from the heat and cool for 15-20 minutes before scooping out flesh into a colander to drain; discard skin. Stir flesh to remove any liquid. Transfer to a food processor fitted with the blade attachment and add tahini, lemon juice, garlic, sea salt, cumin, smoked paprika, black pepper, and 1 ½ tablespoons oil; process until nicely smooth, about 3 minutes.
Cool to room temperature before adding 1 tablespoons chopped parsley; process once again for 10 seconds. Transfer dip to a serving bowl; drizzle about ½ tablespoons oil on top. Sprinkle with mild paprika and the remaining parsley.
PITA WEDGES: Cut pita into wedges, transfer to a baking sheet and bake at 375ºF for 6-8 minutes.