Super Easy Baba Ghanouj (Ricardo Larrivée)

Recipe by Nif_H
READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    large eggplant, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1
    head garlic, unpeeled
  • 2
    tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 350°F Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place the eggplant cut side down on the baking sheet. Roast until the flesh is very tender and pulls away easily from the skin, about 1 hour depending on the eggplant's size. Let cool.
  • Meanwhile, cut the tips off the garlic cloves. Place the cloves in a square of aluminum foil. Fold up the edges of the foil and crimp together to form a tightly sealed packet. Roast alongside the eggplant until tender, about 20 minutes. Let cool. Purée the cloves by pressing them through a garlic press.
  • Using a spoon, scoop the flesh from the eggplant and place it in the bowl of a food processor. Add the garlic purée and oil. Process until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve with mini pitas.
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