Easy Baba Ganoush Recipe - a traditional Middle Eastern dip made with roasted eggplants, tahini, garlic, salt and lemon juice. Pair it with veggie sticks or pita chips for a healthy appetizer, or use it as a spread for sandwiches and wraps.
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Easy Baba Ganoush Recipe
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
 
Author: as easy as Apple Pie
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Servings:4 servings

Easy baba ganoush recipe – a traditional Middle Eastern dip made with roasted eggplants, tahini, garlic, salt and lemon juice.

This recipe makes approximately 1 cup of baba ganoush

Ingredients
  • 2 (1/2 Kg - 1.10 lb) medium-sized eggplants
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon tahini
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped or grated with a microplane
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Garnish (optional): flat-leaf parsley (finely chopped), pomegranate seeds, extra virgin olive oil
Instructions
  1. If you are using a grill:
  2. Preheat the grill. Poke the eggplants with a fork, then grill them over high heat turning as each side blackens.
  3. Oven method:
  4. Preheat the oven to 230 degrees C (446 degrees F).
  5. Poke the eggplants in several places with the tines of a fork. Place on a baking sheet, and roast until very tender, about 20-25 minutes. Remove from the oven and let them cool.
  6. Slit the eggplants lengthways and scoop out the flesh, discarding the skins. Put the flesh in a fine mesh strainer and leave to drain for 15 minute.
  7. Add the eggplants, tahini, lemon juice, garlic and salt in a food processor and pulse until slightly chunky.
  8. Taste, and season with additional salt and lemon juice, if necessary.
  9. Place the dip into a serving bowl, sprinkle with chopped parsley, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and garnish with pomegranate seeds.
  10. Serve with pita bread, pita chips, crackers or veggie sticks.
  11. Baba ganoush can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
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Nutrition Information
Amount per serving (60 g) — Calories: 68, Fat: 3.3g, Sodium: 158mg, Carbohydrates: 8.9g, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 3.9g, Protein: 2.3g

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