Savory Roasted Eggplant Spread


Savory Roasted Eggplant Spread

1 large eggplant                                                         1 tbsp. green onion, minced

1 tomato, peeled, seeded, and chopped                    2 tsp. lemon juice

2 tbsp. parsley, chopped                                             1 tsp. olive oil

Salt and black pepper to taste

Heat oven to 400°F.  Place eggplant in baking dish and bake for 45 to 55 minutes.  When eggplant cools, cut in half lengthwise and scrape the insides into a blender.  Process until still slightly chunky.  Stir in remaining ingredients.

Serve this tasty spread with whole-wheat pita bread or crackers.

Makes 6 servings.

Each serving provides 32 calories, 1 gram protein, 6 grams carbohydrate, 1 gram fat, 6 milligrams sodium, 1 gram fiber.