Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Baba Ganoush

One thing I'm enjoying this summer and thought you'd love is Baba Ganoush. Fresh eggplant from your garden, CSA share or farmers market. Get out your grill (can be done on a stove griddle, but not quite the same smokey taste) get it hot, and toss those eggplants on....well slice them in half lengthwise first! I put them skin side up for about 10 min. Then flip them over and let them cook for at least 10 min. Then put them in a bowl, or pan and stick in the fridge to cool completely. So for let's say 2 decent sized eggplant: Start by removing the skin and putting the 'meat' into a Cuisinart, add 1 clove of garlic, 1 teaspoon of Celtic sea salt, juice from half a lemon, a heaping Tablespoon of tahini, and a heaping Tablespoon of vegan mayo (I love the Follow Your Heart brand) and blend until completely smooth. Enjoy with crackers, lettuce or NYC bagels like me :)