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Smoked Eggplant Salad

Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Yields Serves 3 to 4
Smoked Eggplant Salad
1

Peel the eggplants and slice in half. Sprinkle with salt and let drain in a colander for 20 to 30 minutes. Wipe them off and arrange them on the smoker grill. Smoke at 225 degrees for 1 hour.

2

Remove the eggplant from the smoker, chop coarsely and pulse in a food processor with the garlic and yogurt until the mixture moves smoothly but is not yet pureed.

Fans of the Middle Eastern dip baba ghannouj like the smoky flavor of its star ingredient: roasted eggplant. This is a really smoky eggplant salad. Globe eggplant is awkward here--the slices take up a lot of space in a smoker and tend to fall through the grill as they soften.

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