Eggplant, Feta & Mint Spread

Eggplant is a little fickle. Get it out of season, and it can be bitter with an unpleasant texture. Make this spread when you can find good eggplant. There are only a few ingredients, which work together harmoniously with the eggplant to highlight the texture and flavor, and will not mask a subpar specimen. I like to serve it with olive oil crostini, but a sturdy cracker will also work.

Eggplant, Feta & Mint Spread

Prep Time 18 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Eggplant is a little fickle. Get it out of season, and it can be bitter with an unpleasant texture. Make this spread when you can find good eggplant. There are only a few ingredients, which work together harmoniously with the eggplant to highlight the texture and flavor, and will not mask a subpar specimen. I like to serve it with olive oil crostini, but a sturdy cracker will also work.
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Ingredients
 

  • 1 large eggplant
  • 1 large garlic clove, grated on a fine rasp grater
  • 10 fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • ½ cup crumbled feta
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • freshly cracked black pepper
  • crostini, pita, or crackers for serving

Instructions
 

  • Pierce the eggplant with a knife in several spots and place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Put in oven under the broiler, and cook, turning every couple of minutes, until the skin is charred and the eggplant is well softened. It could take anywhere from 12-20 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, wrap the foil around it to trap the steam, and let cool slightly.
  • Grate the garlic into a medium bowl. Peel the eggplant and chop until fairly mushy. Add to bowl with the garlic.
  • Add chopped mint, olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Finally stir in crumbled feta. Transfer to a serving bowl, sprinkle with a little more mint and feta, and serve with crusty bread or crackers.
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