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    About this recipe: Moutabel is a delicious and spicy aubergine dip originating in the Middle East, popular in Syria, Lebanon and Palestine. It is best eaten with fresh, hot pitta bread.

    Serves: 64 

    • 4 medium aubergines
    • 4 cloves garlic
    • small handful fresh basil
    • 2 green chillies
    • 4 tablespoons tahini
    • 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 sprig fresh mint
    • 1 teaspoon olive oil

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas mark 6. Lightly grease a baking tray.
    2. Place aubergines on the baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven 30 minutes, or until soft and seared.
    3. In a food processor, grind together garlic, basil and green chillies.
    4. Scoop aubergine flesh from the skins and mix with garlic mixture in the food processor. Discard skins.
    5. Transfer the mixture to a serving dish. With a fork, mash in tahini, lemon juice and salt. Garnish with mint and olive oil.

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