Baba Ghanoush

Baba Ghanoush
Baba Ghanoush

Also known as Baba Ghanouj, Baba Ganush, Baba Ghannouj or Baba Ghannoug. Baba Ghanoush is a Middle Eastern dip made with eggplant. In Egypt, Baba Ghanoush is usually served as a salad or side dish, in Lebanon as a starter or appetizer.

I do like eggplant and have had this dip before in restaurants - so I thought I would try to make it at home. Boy! It is very good! I used Naan as the bread, but you could certainly spread this on a pita or have it with some wheat crackers - either way it would make for a very tasty, filling and low cal lunch or snack.

Tahini is a paste made with sesame seeds and olive oil and is a very common ingredient in Homemade Hummus and similar Middle Eastern dips and dishes. You should be able to find tahini in the supermarket or you can make your own.

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Ingredients:
  • 1 large eggplant
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 3 Tablespoons Tahini
  • Salt to taste – I use just a pinch
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cumin
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 and bake eggplant for 30 mins, until inside is soft and scoopable. Let cool.
  2. Cut eggplant open and scoop out flesh to a sieve - mash to remove liquid.
  3. Add eggplant and remaining ingredients in a food processor - blend for 2 minutes.
  4. Garnish with lemon slices or black olives.
  5. Can be served at room temperature with pita, crackers, or flatbread.
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