Baba Ghanoush

Baba Ghanoush is one of our new favorite dips. It's a great alternative to hummus or any other dip that aren't allergy/dietary restriction friendly! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Servings :4 people
Cuisine :Middle Eastern
Course:Appetizer, Snack

Ingredients

  • 2 eggplants
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice if necessary
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/3 cup olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 3/4 tsp salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
Pinched of smoked paprika for garnish

    Instructions

    • Preheat the oven to 450°F. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper to prevent the eggplant from sticking to the pan. Halve the eggplants lengthwise and brush the cut sides lightly with olive oil. Place them in the prepared pan with the halved sides down.
    • Roast the eggplant until the interior is very tender throughout and the skin is collapsing, about 35 to 40 minutes (this might take longer if you are using 1 large eggplant). Set the eggplant aside to cool for a few minutes. Flip the eggplants over and scoop out the flesh with a large spoon, leaving the skin behind
    • Place a mesh strainer over a mixing bowl, then transfer the flesh to the strainer and discard the skins. Pick out any stray bits of eggplant skin and discard. You want to remove as much moisture from the eggplant here as possible, so let the eggplant rest for a few minutes and shake/stir the eggplant to release some more moisture
    • Discard all of the eggplant drippings, drain and wipe out the bowl, and dump the eggplant into the bowl. Add the garlic and lemon juice to the eggplant and stir vigorously with a fork until eggplant breaks down. Add the tahini to the bowl and stir until it’s incorporated. While stirring, slowly drizzle in the olive oil. Continue stirring until the mixture is pale and creamy, and use your fork to break up any particularly long strings of eggplant
    • Stir in the parsley and cumin. Season to taste with more salt (I usually add another ¼ teaspoon) and more lemon juice, if you’d like a more tart flavor
    • Transfer the baba ganoush to a serving bowl and lightly drizzle olive oil on top
    • Lastly, sprinkle parsley and smoked paprika on top. Serve with accompaniments of your choice
    • Enjoy!
    Calories:200