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Baba Ganoush Recipe (Eggplant Hummus)

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Baba Ganoush Recipe (Eggplant Hummus)
Baba ganoush (sometimes spelled baba ghanoush), a Middle Eastern spread and dip is similar to hummus, but is made with eggplant instead of chickpeas (garbanzo beans). This vegetarian and vegan recipe is particularly hummus-like, since it uses some chickpeas for a thicker texture. For a healthier version, you could also try this fat-free baba ganoush recipe or this chili and lime spiced baba ganoush for a little kick. Or, try this baba ganoush with fresh parsley.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

  • 1 large eggplant
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained (garbanzo beans)
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp tahini
  • dash sea salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley (optional)

Preparation:

Slice eggplant in half, and roast in 400 degree oven for approximately 45 minutes, or until soft.

Allow to cool slightly, then scoop out inside of eggplant, leaving skin behind.

In a blender or food processor, combine eggplant and remaining ingredients, except oil and parsley, until smooth. Mixture will be somewhat thick. Slowly incorporate olive oil until well mixed. Mix in chopped parsley by hand. Serves eight.

Enjoy with veggies, pita, or as a sandwich spread. I like to spread some baba ghanoush in a flour tortilla and add lettuce, tomatoes and veggies for a sandwich wrap.

Nutrition Facts (from Calorie Count):
One serving provides approximately:
Calories: 304, Calories from Fat: 118
Total Fat: 13.1g, 20%, Saturated Fat: 1.7g, 8%
Cholesterol: 0mg, 0%
Sodium: 58mg, 2%
Total Carbohydrates: 37.8g, 13%
Dietary Fiber: 11.8g, 47%
Sugars: 7.3g
Protein: 11.9g
Vitamin A 3%, Vitamin C 14%, Calcium 9%, Iron 23%, Based on a 2000 calorie diet

See also:
Chili Lime Baba Ganoush Recipe
Vegan Baba Ganoush with Parsley
Fat Free Baba Ganoush Recipe

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 4 out of 5
very good, Guest jb

This is delish -I skipped the oil, and added cumin, chili powder and a dash of cayenne.

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