Another favorite of mine. I love eggplant. Grilled, sauteed, broiled, fried, and made into a dip. this recipe is very similar to making a hummus, but instead the star ingredient is eggplant. Very easy to make and great to use as a spread on pita sandwiches, vegetables, or just scooping up with some great pita. You can play around with this recipe to your taste. I don't have very exact amounts because everytime I make this it varies. I'll post a general recipe, but make sure in between pulsing the mixture in the food processor you are tasting. Add as you go along, don't add all at once.
Moutabal Bathinajan- Baba Ganous
1 large eggplant pricked with a fork and leaf of stem removed (not the stem itself)
2 Tbs. tahini
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 galic cloves halved
fresh chopped parsley for garnish
Heat oven to 400 degrees and while waiting to heat up line a baking pan with foil. Roast eggplant until skin is starting to blister. Turn every once in a while to avoid burning. this should take about 20-30 minutes depending on the size of the eggplant.
Remove the eggplant from oven an let cool. Halve the eggplant or remove skin and chop the flesh. transfer to a food processor and add a tbs. of tahini, couple tbs. of lemon juice, one garlic clove, salt and pepper. Process a minute and taste. Add to it as you see fit. Serve with toasted pitas, or however you wish.