1 April, 2013

Baba Ghanouj

Posted in : Cold Meza (Mezze Appetizers), Dips and side dishes, Recipes, Vegan only on by : el Meza

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Baba-GhanoujBaba Ghanouj – Eggplant Spread

Baba Ghanouj is a delicious Mediterranean appetizer made with fire roasted eggplants and Tahini paste.

Ingredients

  • 3-5 medium eggplants (3 lbs)
  • 5 tbsp of Tahini paste
  • Juice from 1 freshly squeezed lemon
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon of salt (or to taste)

Instructions

Roast the eggplants in the oven on medium heat, or on a BBQ grill for about 30 minutes. (Some burn the skin first on the stove top to achieve the smoky taste).

While eggplants are still hot (not too hot so you don’t burn your hands), peel them and discard as much as possible of their seeds.

Strain the water from the eggplants by placing them on a colander for about 10 minutes. This step is important so you don’t get a liquid Baba Ghannouj.

Add eggplants and all ingredients in a food processor and let run for 2-3 minutes until you get a paste.

Place Baba Ghanouj paste into a serving plate, garnish with any/all of the following: olive oil, chopped parsley, sumac spice or chili powder, salted pickles…etc

Serve cold as an appetizer, with a side of Pita bread.

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