Baba Ghanoush is a rich creamy Middle Eastern dip. It is a great addition to a wrap or served with vegetables or chips.
Baba Ghanoush (also spelled baba ganoush or baba ghanouj) is a Mediterranean dish made with mashed eggplants. It is similar to hummus.
Many of the ingredients are the same for hummus and baba ghanoush: tahini, lemon juice, and garlic. The main difference is you don't use garbanzo beans in baba ghanoush like you do in hummus.
Instead you use eggplant. You can roast the eggplant in an oven, the way I did here, or you can grill them on a BBQ or a grill pan.
I just made this recipe a couple of days ago, and it is almost gone because it is so good. Hopefully you will enjoy it too!
Place eggplant on a baking sheet. Pierce hole in it on all sides so that it won't explode in the oven from the built up steam.
Bake the eggplant until soft. After the eggplant cools, peel and discard the skin. Place it in a food processor.
Add olive oil, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, paprika, and salt and mix until creamy.
This recipe will last 5 days in an airtight container in the fridge.
Baba Ghanoush can be eaten with a vegetable platter. If you can eat foods with gluten (I sadly cannot) pita bread or pita chips are a great option. It can also be used in a wrap.
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*I originally posted this recipe January 13, 2015. I added new photos and text when I republished it.
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- 3 medium eggplants
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon tahini
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon paprika
- Preheat oven to 400°.
- Prick the eggplant, and place on a parchment or foil lined baking sheet.
- Bake @ 400° for 20 minutes, and flip the eggplant. Bake another 20 minutes, or until wrinkled and soft on the inside.
- After eggplant cools, peel off the skin, slice in half, and scoop out the flesh into a food processor.
- Mix the eggplant with the rest of the ingredients in a food processor until smooth and creamy.
*Note: Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only. Different nutrition calculators give you different results.
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