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Roasted Eggplant Dip

Roasted Eggplant Dip, A Lite & Healthy Choice

Ingredients:

1- medium eggplant

1- jalapeno pepper minced, remove membrane and seeds

1- tsp. lemon juice

1- tsp. lime juice

1- shallot, minced

1- heaping tsp. ground cumin

Pinch of ground cinnamon

Pinch of salt

*Cilantro, for garnish (optional)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Slice the eggplant horizontally, place the flesh side down on a baking sheet lightly sprayed with oil or lined with parchment paper.  Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, or until very soft, Cool.  Meanwhile, combine the remaining ingredients in a small bowl.  Set aside, to allow flavors to combine.  Place cooled eggplant and jalapeño mixture in a food processor.  Blend until smooth.  Transfer to a bowl and garnish with chopped fresh cilantro.  Serve with your favorite chip or sliced vegetables.

Kristine Devillier, RND       www.natureslinkwellness.com      Nature’s Link Wellness Center