Baba Ghanoush Recipe


Nutrition

Cal/Serving: 56
Daily Value: 3%
Servings: 12

Sugar-Conscious, Kidney-Friendly, Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Wheat-Free, Egg-Free, Milk-Free, Peanut-Free, Tree-Nut-Free, Soy-Free, Fish-Free, Shellfish-Free, Alcohol-Free
Fat4g6%
Saturated1g3%
Carbs5g2%
Fiber3g11%
Sugars2g0%
Protein2g3%
Sodium153mg6%
Calcium29mg3%
Magnesium15mg4%
Potassium179mg5%
Iron1mg4%
Zinc0mg2%
Phosphorus54mg8%
Vitamin A49IU1%
Vitamin C3mg5%
Thiamin (B1)0mg5%
Riboflavin (B2)0mg3%
Niacin (B3)1mg4%
Vitamin B60mg3%
Folic Acid (B9)20µg5%
Vitamin E0mg2%
Vitamin K8µg10%
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated2g0%
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated1g0%
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Baba Ghanoush
Donna Griffith

Baba ghanoush is an eggplant-based dish that originated in the Middle East. In North America, it’s used as a dip for pita and vegetables, but in Egypt it’s a side dish. Grilling the eggplant before peeling the skin gives it a delightful, smoky flavor.

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INGREDIENTS

  • One 1 ½- to 2-pound eggplant
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
  • Pita wedges, warmed, or cut vegetables, for serving

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Heat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Using a fork, prick the eggplant 6-8 times. (This will keep the eggplant from exploding when it cooks.) Place the eggplant on the grill to char the skin, turning 2-3 times, for about 10-15 minutes. When the skin starts to easily peel away, it is charred well.

Using tongs, transfer the eggplant to a baking sheet and finish cooking in the oven until very soft, 15-20 minutes. (To test doneness, stick a bamboo skewer into the center of the widest part of the eggplant and if it easily slides in without resistance, it is cooked through.) Remove from the oven and let sit at room temperature until cool enough to handle. Peel away the skin and discard.

Cut the peeled eggplant into pieces to fit into a food processor or blender. Add the garlic, tahini, lemon juice, cumin, and salt, and blend until smooth. Scrape into a shallow serving bowl and using a spoon, make a well in center. Drizzle the olive oil on top and in the well. Top with the parsley and serve with warm pita wedges or veggies.

Recipe Details

Per Serving

Serving size: ¼ cup

Calories: 105

Calories from fat: 72

Total fat: 8 g

Saturated fat: 1 g

Cholesterol: 0 mg

Sodium: 200 mg

Total carbohydrate: 8 g

Dietary fiber: 4 g

Protein: 3 g

 

Adapted fromThe Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook 2by Tosca Reno (Robert Kennedy Publishing, 2011)

Servings: 12
Total time: 25-35 minutes

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2 Comments

Will Budiaman's picture

Hi BigPete,

Thanks for writing to us. The photo was provided to us by the publisher and is directly from the book, but we agree -- it does indeed look a bit like hummus.

Will Budiaman
Recipe Editor

BigPete1969's picture

I like the recipe, but the photo looks like hummus.

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