Mar. 27, 2018

Organic Autumn Glory & Baba Ganoush Sliders

Baba ganoush is a traditional Mediterranean appetizer, made of mashed cooked eggplant and tahini. It is often served as the meze, or start to a meal. Though traditionally served with pita bread, we are going for a low-carb version with Autumn Glory® apple slices as the “cracker.” The sweet, crunchy, and juicy flesh of Autumn Glory creates a fantastic base for this exotic dish. Bursts of pomegranate aerials and freshly chopped mint add to this Mediterranean experience. 

These sliders are Whole 30 and paleo appropriate!

Ingredients

  • 1 organic Autumn Glory apple
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • 1 eggplant
  • Olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons tahini, plus more if needed
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Salt & pepper
  • Chopped mint
  • Pomegranate aerials 

Instructions

Preheat oven to 450° & line baking sheet with foil. Peel eggplant and slice into ¼” rounds. Sprinkle with salt on both sides. Place in colander to drain for 15 minutes. Rinse the eggplant and pat dry. Rub with olive oil and bake for 15-20 minutes, flipping eggplant halfway through. When soft and golden brown, cool for five minutes.

In a food processor, blend eggplant, garlic, tahini, and lemon juice. Pulse until smooth. Season with salt, pepper, and tahini to taste.

Slice Autumn Glory apple into ¼” slices and dip into orange juice to prevent browning. Arrange slices on a plate and top with baba ganoush. Garnish with freshly chopped mint and pomegranate seeds.

Recipe created by BazaarLazarr for Domex Superfresh Growers®.

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