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Baba Ganoush - The Father of all Eggplant Dips

Baba Ganoush - The Father of all Eggplant Dips. Flatbreads and pitas go perfectly with this beautiful fusion of Arab-Mediterranean cuisines.
Course Dip, Party, Side Dish
Cuisine Arab, Levantine, Vegan
Time 45 minutes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 as a side
Calories 617kcal
Author Cristina & HurryTheFoodUp

Ingredients

  • 3 small eggplants (3 small eggplants = 600-700g in total)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp tahini (or sesame paste is fine too)
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (plus a splash when serving the dish)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste

Optional

  • 1 handful pomegranate seeds
  • 1 tbsp cilantro/coriander, fresh

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180ºc.
  • Put the eggplants on a oven tray with a splash of olive oil and some salt.
  • Using a fork, poke a couple of holes in them.
  • Add the garlic cloves as well. No need to peel them.
  • Roast until tender ( 25-30 minutes).
  • Let the eggplants cool for a while, then slice them open and carve out the "flesh".
  • With a beater or food processor mix the eggplant flesh with the rest of ingredients (juice the lemon and peel the garlic too before you throw it in).
  • Serve in a bowl with some paprika and a splash of olive oil for garnish. You can eat as a dip with pitas, flatbread or nachos or as a side dish of main course.

Optional

  • Stir in pomegranate seeds and cilantro to give this lovely Baba Ganoush an extra freshness kick.

Notes

IF YOU LIKED THIS RECIPE: then you may well be hankering after some hummus too - and the best homemade stuff is right here. If you’re looking for something with a little more kick then this salsa may be right up your street!
Visiting Barcelona and looking for a culinary experience? Check out Cristina's website for possible cooking classes. She's awesome!

Nutrition

Calories: 617kcal | Carbohydrates: 54.2g | Protein: 12.6g | Fat: 45.5g | Saturated Fat: 6.3g | Sodium: 1213mg | Potassium: 1823mg | Fiber: 28.1g | Sugar: 22.2g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 53.6mg | Calcium: 160mg | Iron: 4.7mg