Eggplant Tahini Pate Recipe

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350''F. (175''C. ). Prick eggplant several times with a fork.

Step 2

Bake eggplant in preheated oven 30-40 minutes or until softened and skin has turned dark brown. Cool, trim ends and peel eggplant. Process flesh in a blender or food processor with garlic, shallots, Garam Masala, tahini, lemon peel and juice until smooth and evenly combined.

Step 3

Season with salt. Spoon mixture into a serving bowl, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with cayenne pepper. Garnish with lemon slices and parsley sprig, if desired, and serve with pita bread.

Things You'll Need

  • 1lg Eggplant
  • 1lg Garlic clove
  • 3 Shallots
  • 1ts Garam Masala
  • 3tb Tahini (creamed sesame)
  • 1 Lemon peel, finely grated
  • 3tb Lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • 2ts Olive oil
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Halved lemon slices (opt)
  • Fresh parsley sprig (opt)
  • Pita bread, cut in strips

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