Roasted Eggplant Spread

Pat Duran Recipe

By Pat Duran kitchenchatter

This recipe is from the Farmer's Market in CA.
The samples tasted so good - I asked for the recipe and lo and behold the lady gave it to me, she said it has about 63 calories per Tablespoon; and that is best served at room temperature and is great with whole wheat pita chips, crackers, cucumber slices for dipping or you can use as a spread on crackers and sandwiches.
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Note:
Leaving the seeds in, makes it seam like caviar!


Recipe Rating:
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Serves:
Enough for about 12 servings
Prep Time:
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Ingredients

2 kg
peeled and diced eggplants, leave seeds in
2 clove
garlic
1 large
red bell pepper, diced
1/2 medium
red onion, chopped
3 Tbsp
olive oil, divided
2 tsp
fresh thyme leaves
1 tsp
tomato paste
1 c
fresh basil leaves
1/2 c
fresh parsley
1 Tbsp
honey
juice of 1/2 lemon
salt and pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 425^.
Place first 4 ingredients on a large sprayed cookie sheet with sides. Drizzle 1 Tablespoon of olive over,plus the thyme,and salt and pepper. Toss gently to coat evenly. Roast for 25-30 minutes -turning once until vegetables are golden and tender. remove from oven and cool.
2
Place veggie mixture in food processor with steel blades; add remaining olive oil, tomato paste, herbs, honey and lemon juice.
Pulse until just combined and smooth. Serve at room temperature.

About this Recipe

Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy