Do you need a new way to prepare and serve your eggplants?
There are as many recipes as there are Greek people. All are very good. Here are the basic ingredients: eggplant, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice and salt and pepper. I make it by baking the eggplant. Some grill it. I blend all the ingredients while others chop the eggplant and mix.
Most enthusiasts have a favorite recipe. The one I use is simple and lets the baked eggplant flavor come through. One eggplant (close to a pound) poked with a fork 6-8 times, baked at 350°F for about an hour (it should be soft throughout), cool, quarter, and then remove seeds and skin. The pulp is placed in a blender or food processor with one clove of garlic, two tablespoons of good olive oil, a tablespoon of lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste. That’s it!
You can add a dab of mayonnaise; a dollop of yogurt (Greek, of course), diced tomatoes, parsley or anything else you feel will taste good in your salad. Experiment. I like it on bread with a bit of fresh homegrown tomato but it is good on pita or slathered on a sandwich.
Go ahead and try it-you won’t be disappointed!