Baba ghanoush

    Baba ghanoush


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    About this recipe: This is a heavenly roasted aubergine dip which originates from Lebanon. Delicious served with pitta, vegetables and houmous as part of a meze platter, or - of course - on it's own!

    Serves: 12 

    • 1 aubergine
    • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 4 tablespoons tahini
    • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 1 to 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas mark 6. Lightly grease a baking tray.
    2. Place aubergine on baking tray, and pierce holes in the skin with a fork. Roast it for 30 to 40 minutes, turning occasionally, or until soft.
    3. Remove aubergine from oven, and place into a large bowl of cold water. Remove from water, and peel skin off.
    4. Place aubergine, lemon juice, tahini, sesame seeds and garlic in a blender, and purée. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    5. Transfer mixture to a medium size mixing bowl, and slowly mix in olive oil. Refrigerate for 3 hours before serving.
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    Used different ingredients. Living in Egypt I wante to try this recipe as it is slightly different to the one I normally use. I made this exactly as stated except instead of adding olive oil to finish I added two tablespoons of natural yoghurt.  -  02 Feb 2010


    There must be a mistake in the amount of lemon juice I used half and still found it far too sharp.  -  28 Apr 2014


    Loved it  -  03 Jul 2013

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