Baba ghanoush

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Baba ghanoush

Added by: on Feb 18th, 2017
This traditional super healthy Middle Eastern spread is made from roasted eggplants, mixed with the sesame pasta - tahini, olive oil, and seasoned with various spices and herbs. In Arabic language, baba ghanoush means "pampered papa" or "coy daddy", which probably refers to its .. more >
Prep Time:
10 min
Cook Time:
45 min
Ready In:
55 min



Original Recipe Yield: 6 servings


  • 3 medium aubergines
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbsp tahini, sesame pasta
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper (or chilli)
  • 1 tsp cumin, ground
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 lemons, juice
  • 2 olives
  • 1 tbsp herbs (parsley) to garnish
Nutrition Facts
Baba ghanoush

Servings Per Recipe: 6

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 240

  • Total Fat: 20 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 2.8 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 21.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 15.8 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 7.2 g
  •     Sugars: 8.5 g
  • Protein: 2.9 g

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Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.


Cut the aubergines in half lengthways.


Cut the flesh in aubergines sides in a crisscross pattern, don’t cut through the skins and drizzle the flesh with 2 tablespoons olive oil.


Arrange on a baking tray, flesh-side facing up, bake in the oven for around 45 minutes until soft.


After cooling, scoop out the soft flesh from the aubergine discarding the skin, add crushed garlic, cumin, extra virgin olive oil and blend the all with a immerse blender.


Add the tahini, red pepper (or chilli powder), squeeze in the lemon juice, make a thick smooth puree.


Add a pinch of salt and/or pepper.


Transfer to a bowl, garnish with olives or herbs (such as parsley, coriander, dill) and serve.

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