Baked Eggplant Appetizer Recipe

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Step 2

Halve eggplant lengthwise. Brush all sides with olive oil. Place halves cut-side down on a baking sheet. Bake 25 minutes. Brush onion, garlic and red pepper with oil; add to eggplant. Bake 25-30 minutes longer or until vegetables are tender.

Step 3

Cool eggplant; scoop out flesh and place in a food processor or wooden bowl. Squeeze garlic pulp from skins, peel red pepper, and add to eggplant along with onion, oregano, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Process or finely chop by hand. Do not puree. Mix in 3 oz. of the feta cheese.

Step 4

Spoon mixture into a serving bowl. Sprinkle remaining feta cheese around the edge of mixture; mound parsley in the center. Serve with pita bread or crackers.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings.

Things You'll Need

  • 1lg Eggplant
  • Olive oil
  • 1lg Onion; peeled & quartered
  • 3 Garlic cloves; unpeeled
  • 1 Red bell pepper
  • -- halved and seeded
  • 1ts Oregano; chopped
  • 2ts Lemon juice
  • 1tb Olive oil
  • 1/8ts Each salt and pepper
  • 4oz Feta cheese; crumbled
  • 2tb Parsley; chopped
  • Pita bread or crackers

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