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Appetizer Dips/spread Vegetarian


  • 1 1/2 lb Eggplant
  • 3 tb Lemon juice
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 2 ts Minced fresh garlic
  • 3 tb Sesame tahini - (optional: substitute - yogurt or sour cream)
  • 1/4 c Chopped parsley
  • 1/2 c Toasted pine nuts
  • 2 tb Olive oil


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Prick eggplant all over with a fork. Bake whole until tender (about 30 minutes). Remove from oven, halve and scoop out the flesh. Blend in a food processor with the lemon juice until smooth. Mash the salt and garlic together and combine with the eggplant, along with the tahini. Cool and stir in the parsley and pine nuts. Before serving, drizzle with the olive oil. Serve as a dip with tortilla chips or triangles of flat (pita) bread.
(Adapted from The Victory Garden Cookbook) From: The Cook's Garden catalog, Spring/Summer 1993 (page 20) Posted to MM-Recipes Digest V3 #305
Date: Wed, 6 Nov 1996 23:46:18 -0500