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Baba Ghanoush

Baba Ghanoush

Ready in 45 minutes
10 review(s) averaging 3.8. 89% would make again

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An excellent party dip that is diabetic-friendly.

"Great stuff. I never know what to do with eggplant. This recipe is very simple and easy to make. I was a little concerned that the eggplant wasn't cooked enough when I took it out of the oven (I did 15 min on each side, I'll do 20 on each side next time) but it turned out fine. Thanks!"

- ShaunBarney

Ingredients

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16 ounces eggplant; - 1 large
3 cloves Garlic; minced
1/4 cup tahini; (sesame seed paste)
3 tablespoons Lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/8 teaspoon Cayenne pepper

Original recipe makes 48

tablespoons  

Preparation

Pierce the eggplant all over 30 to 40 times with a toothpick or small skewer. Roast on a grill or under a broiler for 15-20 minutes until charred and softened. Then, turn once to char and soften the second side. Cool to room temperature.

Slice the eggplant into halves vertically. Scoop out the flesh and place in a food processor. Add a little of the charred skin, the garlic, tahini, lemon juice, salt and cayenne pepper. Puree until smooth.

Serve with pita crisps or veggies for dipping.

Adapted from recipe by: Chef Terry Conlan

Notes

An old, enduring recipe such as Baba Gbanoush has antecedents still - a pre-recipe history, unwritten, but marked, when someone took an eggplant and threw it on the fire, discovering first that, lo, it was good and later that, lo, it was even better with garlic, sesame, and citrus.

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I thought this recipe was great! Like hummus but it uses fresh veggies from my garden. It's easy to adjust the taste and stores well. We took to a football party and my hubby loved it! I will definitely make it again!
Healthymommy 10 months ago
jlc314 1 year ago
Perfect! Couldnt believe how ez it was.
MarcQ 1 year ago
It was an ok recipe, I love eggplant and very spice filled foods I felt this was too bland.
Juni_k 2 years ago
Has potential. I'm a garlic lover but the garlic was so overpowering as to be painful. I suggest adding one clove at a time and tasting it along the way.
kmvbh 2 years ago
Made this tonight and it was great. This took me back to my summer in Israel overlooking the mediterranian.
AntarcticCat 3 years ago
Great stuff. I never know what to do with eggplant. This recipe is very simple and easy to make. I was a little concerned that the eggplant wasn't cooked enough when I took it out of the oven (I did 15 min on each side, I'll do 20 on each side next time) but it turned out fine. Thanks!
ShaunBarney 5 years ago
[I made edits to this recipe.]
stevemur 8 years ago
One eggplant makes quite a bit of this dtuff. Fortunatly it keeps well in the refrigerator.
promfh 8 years ago
An old, enduring recipe such as Baba Gbanousb has antecedents still - a pre-recipe history, unwritten, but marked, when someone took an eggplant and threw it on the fire, discovering first that, lo, it was good and later that, lo, it was even better with garlic, sesame, and citrus. [I posted this recipe.]
promfh 8 years ago
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