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Traditional Baba Ghanoush

Rated as 4.48 out of 5 Stars

"A traditional recipe for this eggplant dip. It consists of baked eggplant with garlic, lemon juice, and tahini sauce. Dip into this with pita bread and you have yourself a delicious-and-light appetizer."
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50 m servings 96
Original recipe yields 3 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Arrange oven racks so you have one low and one high in the oven.
  2. Cut a shallow slit along the side of the eggplant and place into a baking dish.
  3. Roast in preheated oven on the lower rack until the eggplant is completely shrunken and soft, about 40 minutes. Move dish to higher rack and continue baking until the skin is charred, about 5 minutes more. Let eggplant cool until cool enough to handle.
  4. Peel and discard skin from eggplant. Put eggplant into a bowl; add tahini, garlic, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, and salt. Stir until ingredients are evenly mixed. Drizzle olive oil over the baba ghanoush and garnish with parsley.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 96 calories; 8.7 5.3 1.9 0 12 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

My husband is egyptian n we follow this recipe but in Egypt they add half of a Serrano pepper....I also use the food processor. Delicious!

Most helpful critical review

Did not taste like the authentic taste I’m used to. I think what’s missing is to roast the eggplant over open flame so you get that smokey flavor.

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My husband is egyptian n we follow this recipe but in Egypt they add half of a Serrano pepper....I also use the food processor. Delicious!

I love Baba Ghanoush and this one was very good! I used more lemon juice than called for. I had a hard time just mixing this up in a bowl, so I threw it in the food processor and pulsed it until...

The amounts are exactly right to a perfect deliciousness!!!

I loved this recipe! The only things I did differently were to lightly sauté the crushed garlic in olive oil and add cumin powder. It was very good. I've made another version of this where the e...

This recipe is great! It is super easy and my Baba Ghanoush was delicious. I even added a few red pepper flakes and a spice called Zatar and then some olive oil and it was just like at a resta...

This is my new go-to for eggplants. It was easy to throw together for a party and smoother than traditional hummus. I didn't have parsley, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. Will be maki...

This was really good. I made no changes.

Easy to make and tastes great! Makes a good sandwich spread instead of mayo as well

first attempt at making baba ganoush at home. it was good but way to spicy with the red pepper even cut in half. will reduce more but will make again for sure!