Baba Ghanooj Trio served with Za’atar Pita Toasts


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Baba Ghanooj Trio served with Za'atar Pita Toasts

Author Notes

I tried updating my traditional Baba Ganooj recipe with roasted red peppers and a kalamata olive puree….the colors look so pretty when served together! —Joy Betesh

  • Serves
    6-8
Ingredients
  • Baba Ghanooj Trio

  • 3

    meduim eggplants


  • 3 tablespoons

    tahini paste


  • 3

    cloves garlic crushed


  • 3 teaspoons

    cumin


  • 3 teaspoons

    salt


  • 1/2 cup

    fresh lemon juice


  • 1/4 cup

    parsley chopped


  • 1

    red pepper roasted, peeled and pureed


  • 1/2 cup

    kalamata olives pureed with 2 tablespoons of olive juice

  • Za’atar Pita Toasts

  • 3

    Pita Breads


  • 2 tablespoons

    Za’atar Spice


  • 2 tablespoons

    Olive Oil

Directions
  1. Baba Ghanooj Trio
  2. Double wrap the eggplants in aluminum foil and roast on the stove top directly over low-med. flame till skin is blistered and eggplant is soft.
  3. Slice eggplants in half lengthwise and scoop out insides….. discarding the skin.
  4. Place the eggplants in a bowl and mash with a fork. Add the tahini, garlic, cumin, salt, lemon juice, parsley to eggplants and mix all the ingredients together.
  5. Transfer mixture to a food processor or blender and process for 1-2 minutes. Eggplant mixture should be creamy.
  6. Divide the eggplant mixture into 3 portions….leaving one portion as is and then mix the roasted pepper puree into another portion and the olive puree into the last portion.
    Taste and adjust seasonings.
  7. Spoon the Baba Ghanooj onto a plate in a circle, starting with the plain, then adding the red pepper Baba Ghanooj and ending with the olive Baba Ghanooj in the center. Garnish with parsley and Za’atar pita toasts.
  1. Za’atar Pita Toasts
  2. Open the pita breads and cut each round into 8 triangles. Place on a baking tray and sprinkle with the za’atar spice and drizzle with the olive oil. Bake in a 300* oven for 10 minutes or till golden browned.

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