Mellow roasted garlic sets this version of the popular Middle Eastern eggplant dip apart from standard recipes. Roasting the onion and tomato alongside the eggplant also adds an extra dimension of flavor. Serve with sliced raw vegetables, crackers or pita bread. Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 1993

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Set oven racks at the two lowest levels; preheat to 450 degrees F. Peel as much of the papery skin from the garlic as possible and wrap loosely in foil. Bake until the garlic is soft, 30 minutes. Let cool slightly.

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  • Meanwhile, coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Place eggplant halves on the prepared baking sheet, cut-side down. Roast for 10 minutes. Add onion slices and tomato halves to the baking sheet and roast until all the vegetables are soft, 10 to 15 minutes longer. Let cool slightly.

  • Separate the garlic cloves and squeeze the soft pulp into a medium bowl. Mash with the back of a spoon. Slip skins from the eggplant and tomatoes; coarsely chop. Finely chop the onion. Add the chopped vegetables to the garlic pulp and stir in the lemon juice, mint, oil, salt and pepper.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts

10 calories; 0.4 g total fat; 0.1 g saturated fat; 30 mg sodium. 45 mg potassium; 1.6 g carbohydrates; 0.4 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 0.3 g protein; 40 IU vitamin a iu; 2 mg vitamin c; 4 mcg folate; 5 mg calcium; 3 mg magnesium;

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