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Appetizer
Baba Ghanouj is a delicious Mediterranean appetizer made with fire roasted eggplants and Tahini sauce.

Ingredients

3-5 medium eggplants (3 lbs)
5 table spoons Tahini paste
Juice from 1 freshly squeezed lemon
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 table spoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)

Instructions
  • Roast the eggplants in the oven on medium heat, or on a BBQ grill for about 30 minutes.
  • While eggplants are still hot (not too hot so you don't burn your hands), peel them and discard as much as possible of their seeds.
  • Strain the water from the eggplants by placing them on a colander for about 10 minutes. This step is important so you don't get a liquid Baba Ghannouj.
  • Add eggplants and all ingredients in a food processor and let run for 2-3 minutes until you get a paste.
  • Place Baba Ghanouj paste into a serving plate, garnish with any/all of the following: olive oil, chopped parsley, sumac spice or chili powder, salted pickles...etc
  • Serve cold as an appetizer, with a side of Pita bread.