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The very best Baba Ganoush

This is the best Baba Ganoush recipe, a smoky eggplant dip from the Middle East made from charred eggplants, tahini, lemon juice, and olive oil.

The best Baba Ganoush

Baba Ganoush, also spelled Baba Ghanoush, is a Mediterranean Sea- Eggplant dip, popular in many Middle Eastern countries. It mostly has the same ingredients as hummus except chickpeas.

This creamy dip is a great starter for your next party or the perfect addition to a mezze plate. It's a delicious alternative to hummus if you want something different, and it's great for vegan, dairy-free, or gluten-free diets. This recipe comes from Adeena Sussman's cookbook Sababa: Fresh, sunny flavors from my Israeli kitchen (Affil Link). I am so in love with your cookbook, I want to do everything in it! Of all my cookbooks, it is probably the one I grab the most. It is a perfect introduction to everything Israeli cuisine has to offer.

Is Baba Ganoush healthy?

Yes, Baba Ganoush is healthy. The main ingredient is eggplant, which is low in calories and carbohydrates and high in fiber. It is also a good source of vitamins and minerals like potassium and vitamin K. It also contains fewer calories than hummus because it is mainly made up of eggplants and chickpeas. Baba Ghanoush is also vegan.

What do you eat Baba Ghanoush with?

Baba Ghanoush is superbly dipped in raw vegetables such as carrots, cucumbers and peppers. You can also eat it with pita bread, pita chips or crackers. If you want a full Middle Eastern meal, serve the Baba Ghanoush with Kofta Kebabs from Persian Turkey, Air Fryer Falafel or grilled Chicken Shawarma.

How to make Baba Ganoush from scratch?

Baba Ganoush is easier to do from scratch than you might think! The first step is cooking the eggplant. You can either charge it on your grill or roast it in the oven. With both methods, cook the eggplant for 20 to 25 minutes and turn every five minutes. Cook until the eggplant has collapsed and the skin is charred and blackened.

Combine the other ingredients from Baba Ganoush: tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper. Once the eggplant has cooled, discard the skin and seeds. Chop the eggplant by hand or use a food processor and then mix into the tahini mixture. Chill in the fridge for an hour.

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Baba Ganoush

Preparation time: 5 min

Cooking time: 25th min

Total time: 30th min

This is the best Baba Ganoush recipe, a smoky eggplant dip from the Middle East made from charred eggplants, tahini, lemon juice, and olive oil.

2nd lb aubergine, 2 medium or 1 large3rd tablespoon Tahina paste, Check the label for GF2nd tablespoon Lemon juice2nd tablespoon Extra virgin olive oil2nd teaspoon kosher salt1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper1 small clove of garlic, finely chopped

Char the eggplant on the grill or in the broiler. When you are cooking, place the eggplants on a baking sheet lined with foil under the grill.

Let the grill and grill cook for 20-25 minutes and turn every 5 minutes until the eggplant is charred and blackened.

Let the eggplant cool. Then scoop the charred eggplant out of your skin and finely dice it by hand or in a food processor. Discard the skin.

Whisk the tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic in a medium bowl.

Chop the eggplant finely, stir into the tahini mixture and season with more salt.

Chill for at least an hour so that the flavors melt together.

Portion: 1/ 4 cup, Calories: 140kcal, Carbohydrates: 15.5G, Protein: 2.5G, Fat: 9G, Saturated fatty acids: 1G, Sodium: 743.5mg, Dietary fiber: 4.5G, Sugar: 5G

Blue smart points: 3rd

Green smart points: 3rd

Purple Smart Points: 3rd

Keywords: Baba Ganoush, Baba Ghanoush, eggplant dip, vegan dip

sent July 6, 2020 by Gina

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