Smoky Eggplant and Chickpea Spread
YIELD 18 servings
2 (1 -pound) eggplant, peeled
1 (16-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup tahini, stirred well
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons water
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground fresh chili paste
1 handful fresh parsley
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1. Preheat oven to 350F.
2. Cut eggplant into halves lengthwise. Place cut sides down on a lightly oiled baking sheet. Bake about 45 minutes, or until tender.
3. Cut roasted eggplant into chunks; place in food processor with all ingredients. Process until smooth. Makes 4 1/2 cups. Makes 4 1/2 cups.
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