Baked Eggplant Appetizer

Baked Eggplant Appetizer

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Ingredients

  • 1 large
    eggplant
  • ·
    olive oil
  • 1 large
    onion, peeled and quartered
  • 3 large
    garlic cloves, unpeeled
  • 1
    red bell pepper, halved and seeded
  • 1 tsp
    oregano, fresh chopped
  • 2 tsp
    lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 5/8 tsp
    salt
  • 5/8 tsp
    pepper
  • 4 oz
    feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 Tbsp
    parsley, chopped

How to Make Baked Eggplant Appetizer

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Halve eggplant lengthwise. Brush all sides with olive oil.
  3. Place halves cut-side down on a baking sheet and bake 25 minutes.
  4. Brush onion, garlic and red pepper with oil; add to eggplant.
  5. Bake 25-30 minutes longer or until vegetables are tender.
  6. Cool eggplant; scoop out flesh and place in a food processor or wooden bowl.
  7. Squeeze garlic pulp from skins, peel red pepper, and add to eggplant along with onion, oregano, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper.
  8. Process or finely chop by hand. Do not puree.
  9. Mix in 3 ounces of the feta cheese and spoon mixture into a serving bowl.
  10. Sprinkle remaining feta cheese around the edge of mixture; mound parsley in the center.
  11. Serve with pita bread or crackers.

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About Baked Eggplant Appetizer

Course/Dish: Vegetable Appetizers
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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