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  • 2 md Eggplants
  • 1/4 c Sesame tahini**; (up to 1/2)
  • 1 Garlic clove; (or more to taste)
  • 2 tb Olive oil
  • 1 tb Lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • Cayene pepper; (optional)


Pierce the eggplants and place them into a foil wrapping. Bake them in the oven until soft and mushy approximately 45 minutes, at about 400. Cool. Scoop the eggplant pulp out of the skin, discard skin. Put the eggplant, sesame tahini (sesame seed paste, fresh is best), garlic, olive oil, lemon juice in the food processor, process until smooth. Do not liquify. Taste and add salt to taste. If you add salt, re-process for a few seconds. Chill and serve. Use a couple shakes of cayenne pepper very sparingly to "decorate" and add a little zip! Serve with crackers.
**the amount of sesame tahini you use will be strictly dependent on how "wet" your dip is. The tahini is used not only for taste but to bind the ingredients together. I've used up to 1/2 cup when making this dip.
Posted to JEWISH-FOOD digest by on Jan 18, 1999, converted by MM_Buster v2.0l.