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Baba Ganoush and Pita Crisps

Baba Ganoush and Pita Crisps


This makes a great appetizer or light meal. For a complete meal, serve with Harvest Moon Macaroni and Spicy Sundaes.


Turn the broiler on high.

Brush the cut eggplant with EVOO on the flesh side; drizzle the EVOO over the skin side. Season the eggplant with salt and pepper. Place flesh-side down on a nonstick baking sheet and leave under the broiler 4-5-inches from heat until the skin is charred and the flesh is very tender, 15-20 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes.

Scoop out the eggplant flesh into a food processor. Paste the garlic with some salt, mashing it with the side of your knife. Add the garlic paste and the lemon juice to the food  processor. Add the parsley and tahini paste to the food processor and process until smooth. Adjust the salt, to taste, then transfer the dip to a bowl and stir in half the pine nuts. Garnish with the remaining nuts. Surround the dip with pita crisps and serve.