Recipe For Baba Ghannoush

Baba Ghannouj (Baba Ghannoush) is best described as a dip! The dish is from Middle Eastern cuisine and is common in Lebanon.

Baba Ghannoush
Baba Ghannoush

Baba Ghannouj / Baba Ghannoush
 
Ingredients
  • 2 aubergines, halved
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 30mls lemon juice
  • 45mls tahini
  • 15mls olive oil
  • generous pinch of salt
  • 1.25mls paprika
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
  2. cook the aubergines flesh side up for 30 minutes
  3. remove the flesh and discard the skin
  4. place all of the ingredients into a food processor and process until smooth

Click on the links for conversions and notes.

My copy of Recipe Encyclopedia states to garnish with 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint

The Lebanese lady at the Lourensford Farmers Market recommends garnishing with fresh pomegranate seeds

Serve with warmed pita bread wedges

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    1. I will pop in!

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  2. wow,
    what a treat,
    love your blog style and wit in cooking!
    😉

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    1. thank you!

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  3. I see that the only difference between this and hummus is that hummus contains chickpeas not aubergines. Learned something new today 🙂

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    1. both are from the same region, so I am sure they use the same basic ingredients in most dishes 🙂

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  4. I love aubergines, this sounds wonderful, I will have to try it! Thanks 🙂

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    1. it was so easy to make, and kept well for over a week!

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  5. I like the pomegranate seed garnish – very pretty!

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    1. thanks Marisa – it adds a nice crunch as well.

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  6. A firm fave of mine.
    Friday greets to David.
    (Are the weeks flying by or what?)

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    1. Friday greets back. This year is flying by really quickly!

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  7. We eat it a lot in our home. It may sound strange but we love mixing it with salad instead of a salad dressing 🙂

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    1. that sounds like a very good idea! I am going to try that 🙂

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