Baba ghanouj bel reman (Baba ghanoush with pomegranate)

    Baba ghanouj is a popular starter all over the Middle East. This variation with pomegranate comes from Aleppo in Syria.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 6 

    • 3 aubergines
    • 500g tomatoes, chopped
    • 1 bunch parsley, finely chopped
    • 1 to 2 green peppers, seeded and finely chopped
    • 1 garlic clove, crushed
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 60ml olive oil
    • 125g pomegranate seeds
    • 125ml pomegranate juice

    Method
    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 230 C / Gas 8. Lightly grease a baking tray.
    2. Place the aubergines on the baking tray and pierce each several times with a fork. Bake in the preheated oven until soft, 30 to 40 minutes, turning the aubergines a few times.
    3. Remove the aubergines from the oven and place in a bowl with cold water for a seconds until cool enough to handle. Remove the skins immediately and discard. Puree the flesh.
    4. Mix tomatoes, parsley, peppers lemon juice, salt, olive oil, pomegranate juice and half of the pomegranate seeds in a bowl. Add the aubergine puree and stir to combine. Season with salt. Sprinkle with the remaining pomegranate seeds and serve.

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