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Greek Babaganoush

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Ingredients
  Eggplants 2 Large
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Cumin 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Sesame tahini 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Lemon juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Cayenne pepper 1 Pinch
  Paprika To Taste (For Garnish)
Directions

GETTING READY:
1) The oven is heated.
2) The eggplants are pricked and kept aside. (so that they do explode when baked)
OR
2) They can also be steamed in a pot contained water.

MAKING:
3) The pricked eggplants are placed on a cookie sheet and baked, till they turn soft.
4) They are cooled.
5) The skin is peeled and the flesh of the eggplants is scooped out and placed in the work bowl of a food processor.
6) The eggplant flesh is blended in the processor along with garlic, salt, cumin, tahini and lemon juice.
7) Blend till the desired smoothness is achieved.

SERVING:
8) The babaganoush is ready to be served (it can be served at room temperature. However, it can be refrigerated for about 2 weeks or even frozen.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Greek
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Eggplant
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes

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