Saturday, June 13, 2009

Eggplant Hummus with Roasted Garlic























1 large eggplant

1/2 cup garbanzo beans

4 garlic cloves skins on

1/4 cup extra virgin first cold pressed olive oil

plus extra for serving
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

3 tablespoons of tahini (sesame paste)
1 teaspoon coarse salt

1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder

Garnish with paprika and parsley


Roast both garlic and eggplant in a 425* oven on a baking pan rub with 2 tablespoons of oil for 20 minutes.

Remove garlic from pan set aside.

Continue to roast eggplant until soft and flat about 25 more minutes. Cool.

Slice eggplant in half and scrape flesh into the bowl of a food processor. Add garbanzo beans. Peel garlic and add to processor bowl, along with juice and tahini, salt and 2 tablespoons oil. Process till smooth.

Serve with more oil and paprika on top. Serve with pita chips or bread, celery, carrot sticks or buttery crackers.








































6 comments:

Cookin' Canuck said...

This is a great, easy dip. Delicious!

ncl117 said...

i just had edamame hummus, ill have to give this one a try!

Carli said...

WOW- we are on the SAME PAGE! I made this exact thing today for lunch. Well, my recipe was a bit different from yours, but same concept (combining baba ganoush and hummus). Too funny.

This version looks great- I'll have to try it with the paprika and tahini.

I'll be posting my recipe in a day or two if you want to check it out.

Thanks for the post!

Carli
Velveeta Aint Food

goldfinc said...

real party food......yummy, THANKS

Jennifer Cote said...

I hadn't thought of adding garbanzos... (See mine here: http://pccuisine.com/baba-ghanoush-eggplant-recipes.html )
I love how you can pop a whole eggplant in the oven, and it easily turns that flesh into a silky, heavenly vehicle for spreads and dips!
Thanks for your post :)
Jen

Family Cuisine Food And Recipe said...

Sounds good. Thank you for sharing. Cheers !