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Melitzanosalata (Greek Eggplant Dip)

5 from 1 vote
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Greek
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 3 eggplants (750g)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 230°C.
  • Prick each of the eggplants several times with a knife and place on an oven tray.
  • Roast for about an hour until soft and very wrinkled. Remove from the oven and carefully cut each eggplant down the middle and open up a little to speed up the cooling.
  • Once the eggplant is room temperature scoop the flesh out of the skins and add to a food processor along with the garlic, olive oil, red wine vinegar and parsley. Season to taste with salt and pepper and then blend until smooth.
  • Spoon into a bowl and drizzle some good quality olive oil over the top. Serve with pita or your choice of bread.

Notes

If you like your dip on the thicker side you can drain the eggplant flesh in a sieve before blending it with the other ingredients.
Adapted from Real Greek Recipes
Keyword Eggplant