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Baba Ganoush on Toast with Cucumber and Tomato



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    The following recipe is courtesy Djamel Amroune, of the Embassy of the Republic of Iraq.


    3 small seedless Italian eggplants
    1/4 cup tahini
    3 cloves garlic
    1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
    1 pinch ground cumin
    1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
    pine nuts if desired

    Preheat oven to 375
    slice eggplants in half
    place halves on a cookie sheet with parchment paper and drizzle with oil, salt, pepper and place garlic inside eggplant
    bake for 25 to 30 minutes
    remove the meat of the eggplant and set on paper towels for 5 minutes to drain some of the liquid
    mash with fork
    add the rest of the ingredients and mix
    dress with olive oil and fresh cilantro