Baba Ghanoush

Baba Ghanoush

9 reviews, 3.8 star(s). 89% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

An excellent party dip that is diabetic-friendly.

Ingredients

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 2y ago

jlc314 3y ago

Perfect! Couldnt believe how ez it was.
MarcQ 3y ago

It was an ok recipe, I love eggplant and very spice filled foods I felt this was too bland.
Juni_k 3y 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 4y ago

Made this tonight and it was great. This took me back to my summer in Israel overlooking the mediterranian.
AntarcticCat 4y 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 6y ago

[I made edits to this recipe.]
stevemur 10y ago

One eggplant makes quite a bit of this dtuff. Fortunatly it keeps well in the refrigerator.
promfh 10y 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 10y ago

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