Eggplant with yogurt

As you do not love the Eggplant? I love them and am preparing to Sicily in every way. Today I leave the recipe for eggplant cream with yogurt and mint, garnished with almonds and pomegranate seeds, that follows largely the traditional Tunisian recipe but I've enriched with olive oil and I serve as an aperitif with simple croutons and with the richest white focaccia. It is aromatic and light: I prepare it with Greek yogurt magro, but you can of course make the whole one, denser, and will have an even more rich and creamy texture. Essential fresh mint and garlic, What a little spicy. If you don't like garlic desist from preparing it.

Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 1 pound of purple eggplants
  • 200 grams of thick Greek yogurt low fat or whole
  • 2 cloves of garlic (the ideal would be to cool, a little spicy)
  • salt and pepper
  • extra virgin olive oil as required
  • a few sprigs of fresh mint
  • Pomegranate medium beans
  • a handful of almonds, sliced
  • toasted bread or focaccia as required

Preheat oven to 200 degrees static. Wash the eggplants and bucherellarle with a fork. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and cook for 45 minutes, until the Peel will not withered. Allow to cool for 10 minutes and then cut them in half, digging the pulp with a spoon and putting it into a colander.

Leave the Eggplant pulp the vegetation water for 15 minutes, then put everything into the mixer until the mixture is smooth and homogeneous.

Incorporate the yogurt, chopped garlic and chopped Mint. Season with salt, pepper and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil (try always to assess if it needs salt or oil in more) and refrigerate until it cools.

Serve the Eggplant after sprinkled with slivers of almonds and pomegranate seeds and garnished with a sprig of fresh mint. Accompany with croutons or with warm focaccia.

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10 comments

Simona Myrtle October 1, 2013 at 16:05

ADA dear:* I agree with you on the exquisiteness of the Eggplant…I love them in many different ways… but with this fresh yoghurt cream just I lack experience…. It must be very delicious and not wait to try it… Thanks for the recipe and a big kiss:**

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Sicilians creative in the kitchen October 1, 2013 at 16:08

Hello Simona, Thanks! I'm used’ really good, creamy and light. I think the secret is to find a slightly spicy garlic and I would try it with the warm focaccia… A hug, ADA

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Cristina October 1, 2013 at 14:53

fantastic, I once cooked in the oven I smoke a minute over a flame and then I joined the yogourt, but only oil, Mint, salt and pepper, now I'm going to try’ with yogurt, Thanks

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Sicilians creative in the kitchen October 1, 2013 at 14:56

Hello Cristina and welcome! "Si, you follow the Sicilian recipe (that is very good), This is a Tunisian contamination, try it and let me know, ADA

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Praveen Kumar October 1, 2013 at 12:31

Looks quite delicious.

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Sicilians creative in the kitchen October 1, 2013 at 13:11

Thanks and welcome to my blog Praveen Kumar! I hope to see you again soon. ADA

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leonilson October 1, 2013 at 04:29

Pena que aqui no brasil,Não tem iogurte grego! rsrs

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Sicilians creative in the kitchen October 1, 2013 at 12:23

¡ Qué lástima! Sin embargo, se puede reemplazar con crema agria… Saludos y gracias, ADA

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Shira September 30, 2013 at 23:33

SAJI melanzne VEN by you!!! We are close neighbours! 😀

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Sicilians creative in the kitchen October 1, 2013 at 12:23

These are the last truly beautiful…. I'm running to prepare them in all possible ways…

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