Ingredients

1 big eggplant

1/4 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1/4 cup Red Wine Vinegar

1 teaspoon of dry garlic ( or 1 grated fresh one )

1 teaspoon of salt

I teaspoon of ground pepper

Add more of the spices according to your taste.

Directions

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Using a knife or a fork and give a few pricks to the eggplants on each side.

Place the eggplant in a pan and roast it until it starts to cave in and its skin starts to harden. It usually takes about 1 hour depending on the size of the eggplant. The flesh of the eggplant needs to become quite soft.

Place eggplant on a cooling rack and let it cool down until it reaches room temperature.

Halve the eggplant and scoop the insides/flesh with a spoon.

Add the flesh of the eggplant in a food processor along with the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.

Serve with some pita chips, bread on the side or use it as a sauce / dressing in your sandwiches. Can be kept in the fridge for up to 4 days. Melitzanosalata is a vegan and gluten free recipe!