1 eggplant, chopped into cubes
1 onion, chopped
5 cloves of garlic, finely chopped (or more if you like a stronger flavor)
3 small sweet peppers or 1 large green/red/yellow pepper, chopped
Sea salt and pepper
Cayenne or chili pepper (optional to spice it up)
Tomato, chopped (optional to add during blending)
2 T tahini (sesame paste)
Add chopped vegetables, seas salt and pepper to a casserole dish and add olive oil. Stir well to make sure everything is covered in olive oil. Bake/roast covered at 350F for 45 minutes, stirring at least every 15 minutes.
Remove from heat and add to a blender with the tahini. Blend to a fine paste and spoon into a loaf pan and leave to set in the fridge. Serve as a pate with crackers or chopped fresh veggies (like carrots, tomatoes, zucchini, mushrooms and celery) or as a side-serving for a main meal.
Option: serve warm immediately after you’ve removed it from the oven and blended it. It makes a nice “sauce” for serving over baked potatoes or other vegetables.
This recipe was inspired by the produce box we get each week. Right now eggplants, tomatoes and peppers are in season!
We are a member of the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Farm Fresh to You. As stated on their site, CSA’s are a great way to get organic produce and support local farmers.
As people are becoming increasingly interested about where their food comes from and how it was grown, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is becoming a popular alternative for getting high quality food from a trusted local farm, Farm Fresh To You. By joining our CSA, families are connecting directly to our farm, Capay Organic, and are receiving regular deliveries of nutrient rich, mouth watering, organic produce delivered directly to their home or office.
If you’re in Northern California, contact Farm Fresh to You with promo code 6164 and you’ll get $10 off your delivery. If you’re elsewhere, use the Local Harvest site to find CSAs and farmer’s markets in your area.
Note: Please do keep in mind that eggplants, tomatoes, bell peppers, chili peppers, paprika, cayenne pepper and potatoes (just white potatoes, not sweet potatoes) are in the nightshade family, together with tomatillos, garden huckleberry, tamarillos, pepinos and pimentos. Tobacco and withania are also in the nightshade family. Some people are affected adversely by nightshades, so if you suffer from joint pain or arthritis, you may find that nightshade removal may reduce your symptoms.