Monday, May 17, 2010

Miss USA is Arab - so I made baba ganoush

Baba ganoush is one of the five best things ever created (can you guess the other four?). Eggplant! Tahina! Garlic! Lemon! More!

It's so easy to make and pretty healthy (as long as you don't put mayonnaise in it...which people do...and it makes me cry).

My recipe...


1 large eggplant
1-2 cloves of chopped garlic
1/4 cup tahini
1/4 cup of lemon juice
pinch of salt
pinch of cumin
parsley (both dried to be mixed in and fresh for garnish)
olive oil (to be drizzled atop)


Fork eggplant all over.
Roast in 350 degree oven for 45 minutes. Allow to cool. Peel skin off eggplant and scoop out insides.
Puree eggplant in food processor.
In bowl, mix eggplant puree and rest of ingredients.
Serve warm or at room temperate, drizzle olive oil atop.

Remember, kids - if you eat your baba ganoush, you'll grow up to look like this*:

*or at least that's what I tell myself in between bites.

1 comment:

  1. I love all dips. Especially hummus. :) Thanks for sharing your recipe.