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Sarah's Baba Ghanouj

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Sarah's Baba Ghanouj

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Wash, dry, peel and slice eggplants lengthwise. Place cut-side down in rimmed baking sheet that has a generous coating of olive oil. Roast in oven for about 45 minutes.
  • Scrape the eggplant flesh into a mesh strainer set over a bowl or the sink, let it cool, or press down on it to squeeze out as much liquid as you can (There will be a lot). Discard this liquid.
  • Pulse 2 cloves of fresh garlic in a food processor until minced, then add eggplant pulp, several cloves of the roasted garlic, 1 Tbsp olive oil, 2 Tbsp tahini, 2 Tbsp lemon juice, a pinch of cumin. Puree.
  • Salt and pepper to taste, then serve with warm pita bread.