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Sicilian Eggplant Spread

April 28, 2022
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Photo by One Lazy Tooth
  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 1 hour
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

There's nothing like Sicilian cuisine when it comes to eggplants... Usually though the vegetables are fried. This spread however is quite healthy, and it can also be used as a sauce for a dish of pasta just by adding more olive oil. —One Lazy Tooth

What You'll Need
  • 2 medium eggplants
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 bunch basil
  • 25 grams almonds
  • 40 grams pecorino cheese
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  1. Cut the eggplants in half lengthwise and repeatedly pierce them with a fork
  2. Preheat the oven to 220° C and broil the eggplants for 30 minutes
  3. Let the aubergines cool for 10 minutes, then squeeze the excess of water out of the vegetables.
  4. Broil them again at 180° C for 30 minutes, then skin them.
  5. Grind the garlic, basil, almonds and cheese in a blender. Then add the pulp of the eggplants, salt, pepper and olive oil to your taste and blend again.

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