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Baba Ghanoush

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Baba Ghanoush is a creamy eggplant dip popular in Mediterranean cooking. Similar to hummus, it is flavored with tahini, lemon juice, and garlic. We liked the addition of smoked paprika and fresh parsley.

Ingredientes

Comida
cantidad
Unidades
preparaciones
Notas
2 lbs italian eggplant (roasted)
italian eggplant
2
lbs
roasted
4 garlic cloves (roasted, medium size)
garlic cloves
4
roasted, medium size
2 cucharadas jugo de limón
jugo de limón
2
cucharadas
¼ taza tahini
tahini
¼
taza
¼ taza aceite de olivo
aceite de olivo
¼
taza
¼ cucharadita smoked paprika
smoked paprika
¼
cucharadita
1 cucharadita sal
sal
1
cucharadita
¼ ground cumin
ground cumin
¼
2 cucharadas flat-leaf parsley (fresco)
flat-leaf parsley
2
cucharadas
fresco

método

  1. Preheat oven to 425. Halve the eggplants lengthwise and put cut-side up on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and allow moisture to “sweat” for 15-20 min. Blot off moisture with a clean paper towel and discard.

  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper, brush the cut sides lightly with olive oil. Place them cut side down on the baking sheet.

  3. Put garlic cloves (with skin on) into a foil packet and drizzle with olive oil. Close packet and place on the baking sheet with the eggplant. The garlic will roast at the same time.

  4. Roast the eggplant until the interior is totally tender and the skin begins to collapse – about 45 minutes or longer. Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes.

  5. Turn the eggplants over and scoop out the flesh and put it into a mesh strainer over a mixing bowl. Discard the skins.

  6. Allow the eggplant to rest over the bowl, draining off as much liquid as possible. Shake or stir the eggplant in the strainer to release even more moisture. Another option is to put the eggplant into a salad spinner and spin off any remaining moisture.

  7. Put the eggplant into the bowl of your food processor. Remove skins and add the roasted garlic to the bowl along with the lemon juice. tahini, olive oil, paprika, cumin, and salt. Pulse until a smooth, uniform texture is achieved.

  8. Stir in parsley and taste to see if more salt or lemon juice is needed.

  9. Transfer to a serving bowl, top with a bit of fresh parsley, a drizzle of olive oil, and a sprinkle of smoked paprika. Optional dippers include fresh veggies or pita bread.

comida de infantes:

The smooth consistence of baba ghanoush makes for a great first food for babies. If there is a concern about sesame allergies, you can omit the tahini. The roasted garlic is nice and mild. The other spices can be adjusted for baby, as needed.

Tiempo de preparacion
90 min
Tiempo de cocinar
45 min
Sirve:
8
Nutrition Information

Yum Ratings

😫😟😐😀😍 “She was dipping her fingers in it!” —Jaylie, Age 1
😫😟😐😀😍 “Yummy! I like this almost as much as hummus!” —Sofia, Age 16
😫😟😐😀😍 “Really good and quick once the eggplant is roasted!” —Rocco, Age 10
😫😟😐😀😍 “Loved it!” —Caniyah, Age 4
😫😟😐😀😍 “Loved it! (and she usually doesnt eat vegetables, but was dipping cucumber, pepper, carrot & broccolie!) *Mom approves!!” —Jasmine, Grown up