Baba Ghanoush

Lillian Russo


This is a recipe I got from a cooking site. Its a traditional Middle Eastern vegetarian appetizer. The grilled eggplant gives this a nice smokey flavor. The garlic and the sesame is a nice touch also! I've made this many times and my guests love it!


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
15 Min


  • 2
    small eggplants-cut in half lengthwise
  • 4 large
    cloves garlic-chopped
  • 4 Tbsp
    sesame tahini
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh squeezed lemon juice or to taste
  • 1 tsp
    kosher salt or to taste
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • ·
    dusting of paprika

How to Make Baba Ghanoush


  1. Roast Eggplants on Grill / or over gas burner until tender (skin will be burned - that's OK)
  2. Peel & Chop Roasted Eggplants
  3. Add Chopped Eggplant, Chopped Garlic, Tahini, Lemon Juice, and Salt to food processor and pulse/puree until smooth
  4. Adjust Lemon Juice & Salt to taste.
  5. Move to serving bowl, drizzle with Olive Oil and dust with Paprika.
  6. Serve with warm Pita Chips, Crackers, or Vegetable Sticks.

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About Baba Ghanoush

Course/Dish: Other Appetizers
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian

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