Baba ghanoush is a Levantine appetizer of mashed cooked eggplant which is mixed with tahini, olive oil, possibly lemon juice, and various seasonings.

Ingredients of Baba Ghanoush

  • 2 medium eggplant
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • Finely chopped parsley
  • Pinch of smoked paprika
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • Pita and veggies

How to Make Baba Ghanoush

  • Wrap the eggplant in foil and Roast the eggplant for 50 minutes in oven. When soft then Remove from the oven.
  • Once cool to the touch, peel the skin from eggplant, removing any big clumps of seeds. Place the flesh in a strainer over a bowl and remove excess water.
  • Place the eggplant flesh, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and salt into mixer grinder and make smooth paste. Transfer to a dish, decorate with chopped parsley, smoked paprika, and red pepper flakes.
  • Serve with pita and veggies.


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