Baba Ghanoush Recipe
Daily Value: 3%
Vegetarian, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Conscious
|Folic Acid (B9)||22µg||5%|
|Fatty acids, total monounsaturated||2g||0%|
|Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated||1g||0%|
Exclusive from The Daily Meal
- 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
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.
Serving size: ¼ cup
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 from “The Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook 2” by Tosca Reno (Robert Kennedy Publishing, 2011)Servings: 12
Total time: 25-35 minutes