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Baba Ganoush (V, GF)

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I usually don’t love recipes with eggplants but baba ganoush is definitely an exception. In my recipe I tried to be mindful of how much tahini and olive oil I put into the spread. So in this version I use olive oil only for brushing eggplants before roasting and for decoration on top but all the goodness of this spread still comes through.

Serve baba ganoush with some vegetables for a quick snack or as part of a meze with tabbouleh salad, fattoush salad, hummus, falafel, tahini sauce, tahini and carob molasses and pita bread.

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Baba Ganoush (V, GF)

This baba ganoush is made with eggplants, tahini and lemon juice. Great as a snack with some vegetables, hummus and pita bread or part of a Lebanese meze with tabbouleh salad, fattoush salad and falafel.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Side Dish, Snack
Servings 2
Calories 258 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 medium eggplants
  • olive oil for brushing
  • 72 g (1/4 cup) tahini
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) lemon juice
  • 1/3 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • a pinch of black pepper
  • a pinch of smoked paprika

Instructions
 

  • Cut the top green part off the eggplants. Then cut both eggplants in half lengthwise. Put all 4 halves on a baking tray so that the cut side is facing up. Brush the top side with a little bit of olive oil. Roast them at 180 °C for 40 min.
  • When the roasting is done, take them out and let them cool a little bit. Then scoop the flesh out with a spoon, discard the skin (do not skip this step as it makes all of the difference in taste). Put flesh of the eggplants into a blender.
  • Put the other ingredients into a blender too and mix together well.
  • Transfer the mixture into a bowl and top with desired toppings like a drizzle of olive oil, a dash of smoked paprika, chopped parsley and pomegranate seeds.
  • You can serve baba ganoush as a snack with some vegetables (carrots, cucumbers, peppers, radishes, olives), as part of a meze with other dishes (tabbouleh, fattoush, hummus, falafel, pita bread) or spread it on a piece of bread.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 258kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 7gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: -2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gSodium: 338mgPotassium: 261mgFiber: 5gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 58IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 162mgIron: 4mg
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