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Baba Ganouj



  • 1 medium size eggplant
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Juice of 1 small lemon
  • 1 tablespoon tahini (sesame paste)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and freshly-ground pepper


  1. Roast eggplant in a 450 degrees F oven for 30 to 40 minutes, turning once, or until flesh is very tender and a sharp knife pierces without resistance.
  2. When cool enough to handle, remove peel.
  3. In a food processor, mince garlic. Add eggplant flesh, lemon juice, tahini and olive oil. Process to blend (may be smooth or a little chunky).
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve with fresh or toasted pita bread.

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