Air Fryer Baba Ganoush


Eggplant and garlic are roasted in the air fryer and then blended up into a rich, creamy baba ganoush dip that's a perfect party offering when served with pita chips.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins


  • 1 medium eggplant, halved lengthwise

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 5 ½ tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 1 bulb garlic

  • ¼ cup tahini (sesame seed paste)

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, or more to taste

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin

  • teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest


  1. Sprinkle cut sides of eggplant with salt. Let stand for 20 to 30 minutes. Blot dry with paper towels.

  2. Preheat an air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  3. Brush cut sides of eggplant with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Cut off the top 1/4 inch from the garlic bulb, exposing the cloves. Brush cloves with 1/2 tablespoon olive oil and wrap bulb in aluminum foil. Place eggplant and garlic in the air fryer basket.

  4. Cook in the preheated air fryer until eggplant and garlic are tender and eggplant is deep golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove and allow to cool, about 10 minutes.

  5. Scoop flesh from eggplant and place into the bowl of a food processor. Add tahini, lemon juice, 4 cloves of roasted garlic (reserve remaining roasted garlic for another use), remaining 4 tablespoons olive oil, cumin, and paprika; pulse to a moderately smooth consistency. Top with feta cheese, parsley, and lemon zest.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

215 Calories
19g Fat
11g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 215
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 211mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 8mg 42%
Calcium 85mg 7%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 303mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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