breezes taste Of apple peel. The air is full Of smells to feel- Ripe
fruit, old footballs, Burning brush, New books, erasers, Chalk, and
such. The bee, his hive, Well-honeyed hum, And Mother cuts
~ John Updike
It did seem to sneak up on me this year. When did those leaves start changing? Just last week they were green.
It's Wednesday and cooking time again. Not that I don't cook in the summer, I just don't post much in the summer. Lazybones!! For those of you that are new here, my other passion is to try new recipes ...and unfortunately eat new recipes.
This recipe I brought to my sister-in-law's birthday party (we'll never be 30 Anne!). Everyone loved it and I don't mean just the girls. It's not a "chick" recipe. My husband, who doesn't like eggplant, and the kids....the ones who eat veggies, ate it. They didn't even know eggplant was involved. That's great.
Roasted Eggplant Dip
1 Medium Eggplant, peeled 2 Red Peppers seeded
1 Red Onion peeled
2 Garlic Cloves, minced
Extra Virgin Olive Oil, about 3 tbsp
Kosher salt, to taste, I used 1 tsp and added a little more after processing
Pepper, about 1/2 tsp
1 tbsp Tomato Paste
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Cut the eggplant, bell pepper, and onion into 1-inch cubes. Toss
them in a large bowl with the garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Spread them on a baking sheet. Roast for 45 minutes, until the
vegetables are lightly browned and soft, tossing once during cooking.
Place the vegetables in a food processor, add the tomato paste, and pulse 3 or 4 times to blend. Taste for salt and pepper.
served mine with pita chips....see how fancy it looks with one stuck
right in the middle, I'm brilliant I tell you! Cubed bread or tortilla
chips would be good also.