Baba Ghanouj

Baba Ghanouj
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Baba Ghanouj
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Baba Ghanouj

Baba ghanouj, also called baba ghanoush, is a savory purée of eggplant flavored with tahini, lemon juice, and fresh herbs. Eat it with wedges of whole-wheat pita bread for dipping, or spoon it over roasted meats and vegetables.

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4
Servings
117
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 large eggplant, halved lengthwise
  • 3 Tablespoons sesame tahini
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped finely
  • 2 Tablespoons nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1/2 Cup parsley leaves, chopped, plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 Cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for garnish
  • Warm pita bread or crackers, for serving

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

Place the eggplant cut side down on the baking sheet. Prick all over with a fork and bake until soft and collapsed, about 20 minutes.

When cool enough to handle, scoop the eggplant pulp into a bowl and discard the skin. Add the remaining ingredients (except for the parsley if using a blender). Mash for a chunky texture, or purée in a blender for a smooth texture.

Garnish with parsley and drizzle with olive oil. Serve with warm pita bread or crackers.

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Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
14%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
5g
4%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
2µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
100mg
10%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
16µg
4%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
17mg
5%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
94mg
13%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
30mg
2%
Water
42g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%