Melitzanosalata (Greek aubergine dip)

Tags: Greek, starter, aubergine, eggplant
Created: 2023/08/14
Edited: 2023/08/14
Make sure the aubergines are properly cooked. I was told by an Israeli that the secret to great baba ganoush is to cook the auberines in a ferociously hot oven until they're well and truly charred; this recipe looks a bit timid to me.
. 8 steps
450g (1–2 large) aubergines Prick with a fork. Cook directly on the rack of a moderate oven for 50 minutes, turning occasionally. Remove and allow to cool. Peel. Chop the flesh (and allow the juices to run away). liquidize
1 small onion slice thinly
1 clove garlic crush
60ml olive oil
1/2 lemon's juice
1 tablespoon mayonnaise (optional)
salt and pepper
parsley chop