Recipe by Yussi Weisz

Raizy’s Favorite Eggplant

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Parve Parve
Easy Easy
6 Servings


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Yussi doesn’t eat eggplant, but he makes this heimish-style eggplant salad spread for his wife. It’s perfect for dipping challah or veggies.

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Raizy’s Favorite Eggplant

  • 2 eggplants, partially peeled and cut into chunks

  • 3/4 cup Tuscanini Olive Oil

  • 17 cloves garlic, such as Mr. Dipz, whole, divided

  • 2 and 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided

  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoon hawaij (optional, or you can use additional cumin)

  • 3/4 cup scallions

  • 2 lemons

  • 1 jar Haddar Tahini paste

  • 1 teaspoon cumin

  • 1/2 teaspoon zaatar

  • pinch of cayenne pepper

  • 8 to 10 ounces ice water

  • fresh, cleaned parsley

  • 1 teaspoon vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • pomegranate seeds

  • chives



To a large mixing bowl, add eggplant, add olive oil, 10 cloves of garlic, one teaspoon salt, black pepper, smoked paprika, and hawaij or cumin. Combine well and transfer to cookie sheet. Bake on 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool.


In food processor, squeeze the fresh lemons. Add seven cloves garlic and one teaspoon salt and blend. Let sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Add tahini paste, 1/2 teaspoon salt, cumin, zaatar and cayenne pepper. Begin blending and slowly add ice water until the right creamy consistency is achieved. Remove three-fourths of the prepared techina for other uses. With remaining quarter of techina, in processor, add fresh parsley and blend for a few seconds.


Combine your desired amount of techina with the cooled eggplant. Add vinegar, sugar, pomegranate seeds and chives and mix well.


Garnish with pomegranate seeds and chives.

Raizy’s Favorite Eggplant

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