I love eggplant, and I love hummus. So why not combine them? For this quick flavorful dip use a food processor. Drain and rinse one can of garbanzo beans, place them in the food processor. Add a dash of salt, some fresh cracked black pepper, a spoonful of tahini (optional) and a garlic clove if you like. Begin processing, you want to get this mixture smooth, add a combination of olive oil, water, and lemon juice to suit your palate. When the mixture is smooth add slices of grilled eggplant and process to your desired consistency. To grill eggplant slice them crosswise and place them in a large bowl, toss them with olive oil and a spice mix you like (curry, tandoori, mustard mix, etc.). Grill them, turning at least once, until they are soft.
Serve the eggplant hummus with vegetables, carrot stick and cucumbers, and pita bread or crackers. Just before serving drizzle the serving bowl with olive oil and a sprinkle of red pepper flake.
Until next time… Release YOUR Bon Vivant and Savor Your Life!