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Ajvar (Roasted Eggplant)

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Yields1 Serving
 1 Jar of Ziyad Brand Ready to serve Roasted Eggplant
 5 Large sweet red peppers
 3 Cloves of garlicAdjust to taste
 3 tbsp Sultan Brand Olive OilDivided
 Juice of one lemon
 Salt and pepperTo taste
 Dried red chili flakesOptional
1

Preheat oven to broil. Place peppers on a baking sheet lined with parchment.

2

Place rack about 3 to 4 inches below the heat. Broil the peppers. Rotating them often so they roast and blister on all sides about 15 to 20 minutes.

3

Remove the peppers from the oven, place them in a bowl, and cover with plastic wrap this will help peel them. Once cooled, remove the skin and seeds. Put the peeled peppers in a food processor with about 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 3 smashed garlic cloves. Pulse the peppers a few times. Add the Ziyad Brand ready to use roasted eggplants, season to taste with salt, pepper, lemon juice and red dried chili flakes if using. Pulse until it’s all incorporated.

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4

Serve ajvar as a delicious dip topped with additional olive oil with toasted bread and vegetables or use as a pasta sauce. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

 

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Ingredients

 1 Jar of Ziyad Brand Ready to serve Roasted Eggplant
 5 Large sweet red peppers
 3 Cloves of garlicAdjust to taste
 3 tbsp Sultan Brand Olive OilDivided
 Juice of one lemon
 Salt and pepperTo taste
 Dried red chili flakesOptional

Directions

1

Preheat oven to broil. Place peppers on a baking sheet lined with parchment.

2

Place rack about 3 to 4 inches below the heat. Broil the peppers. Rotating them often so they roast and blister on all sides about 15 to 20 minutes.

3

Remove the peppers from the oven, place them in a bowl, and cover with plastic wrap this will help peel them. Once cooled, remove the skin and seeds. Put the peeled peppers in a food processor with about 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 3 smashed garlic cloves. Pulse the peppers a few times. Add the Ziyad Brand ready to use roasted eggplants, season to taste with salt, pepper, lemon juice and red dried chili flakes if using. Pulse until it’s all incorporated.

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4

Serve ajvar as a delicious dip topped with additional olive oil with toasted bread and vegetables or use as a pasta sauce. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Ajvar (Roasted Eggplant)

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