The Best Baba Ganoush Recipe

The Best Baba Ganoush Recipe

2021-03-31
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Learn how to make the best homemade baba ganoush recipe. This recipe is very easy to make, vegan, perfect as a dip or as a side dish. If you are not familiar with baba ganoush, it's a middle eastern dip made of roasted or grilled eggplants, blended with tahini, olive oil and garlic. The result is creamy, rich and smoky side dish.
DIFFICULTY
Easy
YIELDS
6
PREP TIME
1 Hour
WORK TIME
10 Minutes
RECIPE CUISINE
Middle eastern
INGREDIENTS
    • 2 Medium-large eggplants
    • 2 Garlic cloves, crushed
    • 1/3 cup (80g) Tahini, raw
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) Olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons Lemon juice
    • Salt to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin
    • 1/4 teaspoon Paprika

    For garnishing (optional):

    • Paprika
    • Olive oil
    • Parsley, chopped
DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 450F (225C). Line a baking tray with parchment paper or with a foil.
  2. Pierce the eggplants with a fork, place them on the baking sheet and roast them for 40-50 minutes, or until it is soft and collapses to the touch. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  3. Peel the skin (or just scoop the flesh out) and remove as much seeds as possible. Drain the eggplants from the liquids and place in a food processor.
  4. Add garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, tahini, salt, pepper and paprika. Process just until everything is blended, do not over process.
  5. Transfer to a serving dish, sprinkle with chopped parsley, paprika, and some olive oil. Serve with pita and veggies.

Frequently asked questions:

WHAT IS BABA GANOUSH?

If you've never heard of Baba Ganush, this is a Levanting/Middle Eastern dish, that is made of roasted or grilled eggplants, tahini paste, olive oil, garlic and spices. This dish is very reminiscent of hummus, both of which contain tahini and both have a similar texture. Baba ganoush is usually served as a dip or appetizer.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH BABA GANOUSH?

Baba ganoush can be served with almost everything; pita bread, veggies like cucumbers, carrots, celery. As a side dish or appetizer to your lunch or dinner.

HOW TO STORE BABA GANOUSH?

Baba ganoush is at it's best the day of the preparation. But you can store it, covered, in the fridge, for up to days.

GRILLED OR ROASTED EGGPLANTS?

In this recipe I made baba ganoush with oven roasted eggplants, but baba ganoush can be made with grilled eggplants as well. You even can grill the eggplants on an open fire on the stovetop.

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