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Romanian Roasted Eggplant Spread

This roasted eggplant spread is the perfect comfort food, sporting a delicious smoky flavor. It’s best on a crusty bread, but works with pita, chips and crackers too.

Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Romanian
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 3 medium eggplants roasted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 medium sweet onion finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise use vegenaise for a vegan version
  • 1/3 cup olive oil

Instructions

  1. Wash and dry eggplants

    This roasted eggplant spread is to die for: smooth and creamy, it willl become your favorite spread
  2. Roast eggplants on the grill (or, you can broil them), turning every 5 to 7 minutes, until fully roasted

  3. Let roasted eggplants cool, then peel off the skin. If needed, scoop out with a spoon

  4. Drain juice from eggplants (I use a cutting board, tilted with a bowl). This will remove the bitterness of the eggplants.

  5. Roughly chop roasted eggplants with a plastic knife

  6. Finely chop onions (add salt to soften them)

  7. Add chopped onions, eggplant and mayonnaise to a plastic or glass bowl, and add the oil slowly, as you mix in one direction with a wooden spoon.

  8. Ornate with tomatoes, and a sprig of parsley

  9. Enjoy!