Za’atar Roasted Eggplant
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Eggplant – 1 each cut in half then cut crosshatching cuts about ¾ inch deep
Olive Oil – 1 ½ Tablespoons
Za’atar Spice – 1 tablespoon
Sea Salt – ½ Teaspoon
Garlic – 1 clove smashed with side of a knife
Preheat Oven to 400 degrees
Brush the eggplant surface after cutting the X patterns, season the eggplant with salt, In a small bowl mix the garlic, Za’aTar, and Olive Oil to make a paste. Spoon the paste over the Eggplant flesh, place on a sheet pan bake one hour rotating halfway through. After an hour pierce with a fork to check for tenderness.
I like to serve this with rice, quinoa, farro or couscous and a sauce such as Tahini, Lemon- Saffron Yogurt or Tzatziki.
For a complete dinner add Pita or Naan bread, assorted olives, mint-lemon grape tomatoes, Bulgarian feta or Goat Cheese Crumbles
Market Shopping List:
Za’atar – Carefree Spice Company
Eggplant, Tomatoes, – Several of the market Farms
Bread- Hussein Alhamka
Goat Cheese- Chile Acres