Jenn had long ago requested a recipe for Baba Ganouj. R likes this so much he even named one of his stuffed horses Baba Ganouj (yeah, that was a tough one to explain to his older preschool teacher during "bring a stuffed friend to school day.")
If you like hummus but have never tried Baba Ganouj, I think you'll find it quite yummy.
1 large eggplant
3-4 T chopped cilantro or parsley
juice of 1/2 lemon
2-3 T tahini
1-2 garlic cloves
1 T olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Poke the eggplant with a fork a few times and throw it into the oven in a pan for about 30 minutes or until it looks like it is deflated a bit and soft to the touch. Let stand for 30 minutes or pop it into the fridge until you are ready to make your Baba Ganouj.
Scope out the flesh of the eggplant and mix it with the remaining ingredients in a food processor. Taste...alter as needed. Serve with veggies or pita chips.
Jenn, hope this meets your need. I love making this with R because he loves using the food processor. Let me know what you think!