Herbed Eggplant Dip
1 medium onion, chopped
In a large heavy skillet cook onion in oil over moderate heat, stirring, until softened. Add eggplant and salt and cook, stirring, until eggplant begins to brown, about 10 minutes. Cover skillet and cook eggplant, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes, or until tender. Remove skillet from heat and cool eggplant. Stir in remaining ingredients and salt and pepper to taste. Serve eggplant dip with toasts or crudités.
1/3 cup olive oil
1 eggplant, cut into 1/4-inch dice
1 teaspoon salt
2 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, washed well, spun dry, and minced
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley leaves
Makes about 2 1/3 cups.
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