Active Time
15 MIN
Total Time
1 HR 45 MIN
Yield
Serves : 6

A topping of finely chopped garlic mixed with parsley and crumbled feta cheese turns this silken eggplant puree into an exquisite salad.    More Recipes WIth Eggplant  

How to Make It

Step 1    

Preheat the oven to 425°. On a baking sheet, roast the eggplants, turning once, until they are very soft and blackened, about 1 hour. Let cool slightly.

Step 2    

Slash the eggplants lengthwise. Using a spoon, scoop the pulp into a strainer. Let drain for 10 minutes, shaking the strainer occasionally.

Step 3    

On a work surface, finely chop the parsley with the garlic. Transfer the eggplant pulp to a food processor and pulse until chopped. Add three-fourths of the parsley mixture, and season with salt and pepper and pulse just until blended. Transfer the eggplant to a bowl and stir in three-quarters of the feta. Sprinkle with the remaining parsley mixture and feta, drizzle with olive oil and serve.

Make Ahead

The eggplant puree can stand at room temperature for up to 3 hours. Sprinkle with the topping just before serving.

Serve With

Toasted pita or crusty bread.

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