Baba Ghanoush Recipe
This baba ghanoush recipe was an excellent remedy for the glut of augergines (egg plants) that we have in the vegetable garden this August.
3/4 large aubergines, thickly sliced lengthways
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/3 cup of olive oil
1/4 cup of lemon juice
pinch of ground cumin
parsley or other fresh herbs
salt and pepper
Salt the aubergines and leave for 30 minutes to remove as much liquid as possible.
Grill the aubergines on a BBQ or griddle pan until soft.
Purée the aubergine in a food processor or mash with a fork.
Mix in the garlic, olive oil, lemon juice and the cumin and herbs.
Season with salt and pepper to taste, adding more lemon juice or tahini if needed.
Serve with vegetable batons (carrot, cucumber, celery, etc.), bread or corn chips as a dip.