Greek Style Aubergine Dip

How to make a Greek Style Aubergine Dip.

Ingredients:

  • 1  Aubergine
  • 1 large Red Pepper
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • 1 Shallot
  • 1 tablespoon Sesame Seeds – lightly toasted
  • 1 tablespoon Cumin
  • 1/2 a Lemon – juice only
  • 5 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Parsley – to mix in and to garnish
  • 1 tablespoon Basil
  • 1 tablespoon Marjoram or Oregano
  • Paprika, for garnishing

Method:

  1. Grill or BBQ the Pepper in a pan on the highest heat you can get, turning when the skin is burnt.
  2. Do the same with the Aubergine, keep turning and cooking till the skin of both vegetables are burnt all over, take off the heat and peel.
  3. Roughly chop all vegetables, including the roasted ones.
  4. Chuck into a blender with the Sesame Seeds and Cumin, then blend lightly so it is smooth but not completely a paste.
  5. Mix in the Herbs, Lemon Juice, seasoning and Olive Oil.
  6. When serving, garnish with Paprika, Parsley and a drizzle of Olive Oil.
  7. Enjoy!
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