Adapted slightly from Ellie Krieger's Babaganoush
*1 large eggplant
*2 cloves garlic, minced
*1/4 to 1/2 tsp. salt
*1/4 cup chopped fresh basil or 2 Tbsp. dried basil
*2 Tbsp. hummus
*2 Tbsp. lemon juice
*Bread or pita chips (optional)
*Preheat oven to 450°F.
*Prick eggplant with a fork and place on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Bake the eggplant until it is soft inside, about 20 minutes. Let the eggplant cool. Cut eggplant in half lengthwise, drain off the liquid, and scoop the pulp into a food processor. Process the eggplant until smooth. Add in the garlic, salt, basil, hummus and lemon juice and continue to process until well combined.
*Serve on toasted bread or with pita chips. Garnish with additional fresh or dried basil, if desired.