Abu Ghanoush

From Recipes from America’s Small Farms

1 medium to large eggplant

1 bell pepper, finely sliced

2 to 3 medium tomatoes, finely sliced

1 small onion, finely sliced

Juice of 1 lemon or lime

1 TBSP olive oil

1 TBSP chopped fresh parsley or cilantro

2 garlic cloves minced

1 tsp ground cumin

Pinch of ground red pepper

Salt to taste

Preheat the oven to 400F.

Puncture the eggplant in a few places and wrap it loosely with aluminum foil.  Place it in the oven and bake it until tender but not too mushy, about 40 minutes (you could also cube the eggplant, toss with olive oil and roast the cubes to your desired doneness).

Toss with remaining ingredients and serve with crusty bread, naan, flatbread or pita bread.