Friday, October 1, 2010

Baba Ganoush

I know what you're thinking, "Baba Ga-what?" Well, baba ganoush is a popular middle eastern appetizer that would best be described as a roasted eggplant dip. I was a little skeptical when I saw the original recipe here, but I gotta say it's amazing!!!! It's typically served with pita bread but I used flatbread crackers.
Baba Ganoush
2 large eggplants
1/4 c. tahini (sesame seed butter)
3-4 large cloves garlic, minced
2 T. olive oil
chopped or dried parsley

To roast eggplants, use a fork to prick the skin all over and place on a foil-lined cookie sheet. Heat under a hot broiler for about 30 minutes, turning often, until tender and the skin is shrivelled and blackened. Cool for a good hour. Remove skins and transfer the soft eggplant pulp to a bowl. Mash with a fork. Add tahini, garlic, oil, and parsley. Mix well. Finally, add salt to taste and serve with bread or crackers. Enjoy!


  1. I always wondered what baba-ganoush was. I just tried out tahini for the first time last week. I used it to make hummus which seems to be very similar to this but is made with chick peas instead of eggplant. I'll have to try this out. Too bad I didn't see this recipe last summer when I had eggplants growing in my backyard and didn't know what to do with them or how to cook them! ;o)

  2. Yeah this recipe reminds me of hummus but with a much different texture! If you ever try it, you'll have to let me know what you think! :)