Baba Ghanoush

June 2011
Baba Ghanoush

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Makes: 6 servings

Prep: 20 mins

Grill: 30 mins

Ingredients
  • 2 eggplants (1 1/2 to 2 lbs.)
  • 1/2 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 large clove garlic finely grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • EVOO, for drizzling
  • 3 large pitas
  • 1 cup olives
Directions
  1. Preheat a grill to medium. Prick the eggplant all over with a fork. Grill, turning frequently, until the skin is charred all over, 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a cooler part of the grill and continue cooking until the eggplant is very soft, 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and let cool slightly.
  2. Peel the eggplant and discard the skin and any juices. Mash the eggplant with a fork, then beat in the yogurt, tahini, lemon juice, garlic and cayenne; season with salt. Top with the parsley and drizzle with EVOO.
  3. Grill the pitas until warm; cut or tear into eighths. Serve with the baba ghanoush and olives.
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