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Roasted-Eggplant Dip with Greek Yogurt

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This roasted-eggplant dip, made silky by the addition of yogurt, arrives alongside crisp, Herb-Rubbed Pitas for easy scooping.

  • Servings: 6
  • Yield: Makes 2 1/2 cups

Source: Martha Stewart Living, July 2009

Ingredients

  • 3 medium eggplants (about 2 pounds)
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 1/2 cup plain full-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (from 2 lemons)

Directions

  1. Using tongs, cook eggplants one at a time over the flame of a gas burner (or a grill), turning as skin chars and bubbles, until completely soft, about 15 minutes. (If eggplant doesn't soften, finish cooking on a baking sheet in a 375-degree oven.) Let stand until cool enough to handle, about 15 minutes. Peel off charred skin and discard. Coarsely chop the eggplants, and place in a colander to drain, about 1 hour. Finely chop, and transfer to a bowl.

  2. Using a chef's knife, press flat side of blade back and forth across garlic and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt to make a paste. Mix into eggplant. Stir in oil. Mix in yogurt and lemon juice, and season with salt and pepper. (Dip can be refrigerated, for up to 1 day.) Drizzle with oil before serving.

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  • coco1101
    23 MAY, 2012
    Similar to Baba Ganoush, but not quite... Real Baba Ganoush is made with charred or baked & broiled eggplant, garlic, lemon, tahini (some leave it out) salt & pepper, some fresh lemon juice. Mix it all together, top with a swirl of olive oil. Serve with home made pita chips. Add some home made hummus made almost the same way, chick peas instead of eggplant; More toasted pita; a small bowl or two of fresh olives, green, black with pits... that's the basis for an Arabic Meze...
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  • twinklewunderkind
    27 SEP, 2011
    Baba Ganoush is basically hummus with eggplant, so this is different.
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  • GreenTom
    2 DEC, 2010
    Sorry, Baba Ganoush.
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  • GreenTom
    2 DEC, 2010
    Isn't this just Baba Banoush? Why not call it that? I'm reminded of the Simpsons episode where they were opening Middle Eastern resturants where all the chefs were named Christian and Falafels were renamed 'crunch balls'.
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  • MayaMarilyn
    12 AUG, 2009
    I forgot to put in the yogurt, but it was still delicious.
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