In Tunisia, this smoky dip made of grilled eggplants, garlic, lemon, parsley and olive oil is so revered it's called Eggplant Caviar. Similar to Baba Ganoush, it's delicious with bread, or as a dip with pita chips.
The eggplant has been called many things including 'Aubergine' and 'Mad Apple.' It belongs to the nightshade family, which is known to include toxin plants. In 13th century Italian folklore, the eggplant was believed to cause insanity! Fortunately we know the eggplant is nothing but delicious and full of vitamins! The eggplant is indigenous to Northeast India, Burma, Northern Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Southwestern parts of China.
Total time: 10 mins |Serves: 6-8 |
Prep time: 15-20 mins Total time: 45-50 mins Serves: 4-6Cook time: 30 mins