Baba ghanoush

    50 min

    Baba ghanoush, also known as baba ganoush, 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 its own!

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    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 1/2 tablespoons olive oil

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

    1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 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. Chill in fridge for 3 hours before serving.


    Baba ghanoush
    Baba ghanoush

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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


    I totaly disagree with cooking eggplants in the oven. The only way is over an open gas ring, on a hot bbq or under a hot salamander (UK grill). I have eaten babaghanoush and moutabel when the eggplants were baked and the taste is unauthentic, no smokiness at all. I never saw a Lebanese, Syrian or Egyptian cook use a food processor either even when cooking for hundreds. They all used knives or an antiquated bowl chopper, see Hobart. abuali  -  14 Apr 2017