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Sunday Small Bites # 16: Eggplant

Roasted Eggplant Dip based on a recipe from Barefoot Contessa

2 eggplant, peeled, and cut into 1" cubes
2 red bell peppers, seeded, and cut into 1" pieces
1 red onion, cut into 1" chunks
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 t. sea salt
1/2 t. freshly ground black pepper
4 T. olive oil
2 T. tomato paste

Preheat oven to 400. Cut eggplant, red pepper and onion, and place in a large mixing bowl. Add olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper and toss.

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Place veggies on a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet, and roast for 45 minutes until eggplant is soft and starting to brown.

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Let veggies cool for a few minutes, then place them in bowl of food processor with metal blade. Add tomato paste, and puree, leaving some chunks. Serve warm or at room temperature with pita chips.

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Comments (2)

cyndy:

Palma, you have the best recipe selections and everything I make turns out with rave review! Write a cookbook!

nancyhol:

Even though I am not crazy about eggplant, this looks yummy!

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