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Baba Ganoush (V, GF)

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 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 201 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 small to medium eggplants (or 1 large)
  • 54 g (3 tbsp) tahini
  • 5 g fresh mint
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) lemon juice
  • 1/3 tsp ground cumin
  • pinch of salt

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 food processor.
  • Put the other ingredients into a food processor too and blend together well.
  • Transfer the mixture into a bowl and top with desired toppings like a drizzle of olive oil, a dash of chili powder, 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: 201kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 6gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gSodium: 106mgPotassium: 460mgFiber: 7gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 66IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 137mgIron: 3mg
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