Baba Ghannouj Soup

Baba Ghannouj Soup

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Vicki Butts (lazyme)


A traditional Turkish soup. Baba Ghannouj translates literally to "spoiled old daddy. "


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15 Min
50 Min


  • 1 large
  • 1/4 c
    tahini (ground raw sesame seeds)
  • 2 clove
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 6 c
    vegetable stock
  • 1
    lemon, juiced
  • 1
  • 1/3 c
    parsley, finely chopped

How to Make Baba Ghannouj Soup


  1. Heat the eggplant in a 350 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Cool,
  3. Holding it by the stem, carefully peel the skin away and remove the stem.
  4. Puree with the tahini, garlic, and salt.
  5. Stir into the heated stock, then bring to a simmer. Partially cover, then simmer for 30 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and press through a sieve, discarding solids.
  7. When ready to serve, heat the soup, then beat the egg with the lemon juice and stir through the simmering soup to form long egg strands.
  8. Simmer for another minute, then ladle into bowls and top with handfuls of fresh chopped parsley. Top with toasted strips of pita bread.
  9. Serve with warm triangles of pita bread on the side.

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About Baba Ghannouj Soup

Course/Dish: Vegetable Soup
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Middle Eastern

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