This Sunday night, the 85th Academy Awards will bring gowns, glitz, and Oscar gold into our living rooms. Whether you’re hosting a party worthy of a standing ovation or planning a simple night in with your leading man, make a fun night of it. Start by printing off free Oscar Ballots and Oscar Bingo here. Then whip up a few snacks, including this simple eggplant dip that will be gone faster than you can say, “The envelope, please.”
Easy Eggplant Dip
Adapted from Ina Garten
1 medium eggplant
2 bell peppers, seeded (red, orange, green, or a combination)
1 red onion, peeled
2 or 3 garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons olive oil
1½ teaspoons kosher salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
¼ to ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons tomato paste
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Cut the eggplant, bell peppers, and onion into 1-inch cubes. Toss them on a baking sheet with the garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spread in a single layer and roast for 45 minutes, or until the vegetables are lightly browned and soft. Turn once during cooking.
Place the vegetables in a food processor with the cayenne pepper (or red pepper flakes) and tomato paste. Pulse a few times to blend and taste for salt and pepper.
Serve with pita chips or endive for dipping. Or spread on sliced baguette and sprinkle with feta cheese.
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