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1 hour
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Serves 24
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Ingredients

1 large eggplant

½ cup chopped walnuts

1-½ tablespoons chopped fresh mint

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1 large clove garlic, minced

1 teaspoon olive oil

Salt and pepper, to taste

4 pita breads (preferably whole grain)

4 tablespoons grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

Instructions
  1. Pierce eggplant with tines of a fork and wrap tightly in foil.  Place eggplant on baking sheet and roast at 425°F for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until soft; cool slightly. 
  2. Halve eggplant lengthwise and scoop out pulp into a blender or food processor; puree and set aside. In dry skillet over medium-high heat, cook walnuts until lightly toasted, about 1 to 2 minutes; stir into eggplant pulp. Add mint, lemon juice, garlic, oil and salt and pepper. Cover and chill slightly.
  3. Cut each pita into 6 wedges. Place on baking sheet, sprinkle with cheese and broil until pitas are lightly toasted and cheese melts.
  4. Serve pitas with dip.

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Recipe, content and photo courtesy of the California Walnut Board


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