Baba Ganoush

There is a nice Mediterranean restaurant beside my home that we like to go to. As a starter, we usually get a combination of three salads, which one of them is always Baba Ganoush. Baba Ganoush is a roasted eggplant with tahini and olive oil, and it is one of my favorite salads. It is creamy and so tasty. I have not been to this restaurant for months now. However, to miss on Baba Ganoush is not an option.
This Friday, the government of Ontario eased the restriction on social gatherings. So Saturday, we had an evening barbecue with family and an opportunity to enjoy my delicious Baba Ganoush salad. And oh my, how good the salad was.

Preparation time: ~10 minutes. Plus one hour roasting in the oven.

INGREDIENTS: ~8 servings

  • Eggplant – 2 medium size
  • Olive oil -1/3 cup
  • Tahini – 1/2 cup
  • Garlic cloves – 2 slightly roasted, skin removed and crushed
  • Lemon juice – 2 tablespoons
  • Salt – 1 teaspoon

INSTRUCTIONS:

Preheat oven to 360F. Wash the eggplants and place them on a baking pan with a parchment paper. Roast in the oven for about an hour in total or until fully soft. I turn sides every 15 minutes to get uniform heating.

 

Let the eggplant slightly cool down. Cut in half, peel the skin and place the flesh in a drainer.

Transfer the eggplant flesh into a food processor and add salt, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and tahini. Blend until uniform.

Bon Appetit!

14 thoughts on “Baba Ganoush

  1. The BBQ sounds great, I hope you enjoyed the time with your family 🙂
    I imagine the time away from the restaurant makes your love and appreciate for it and the food all the more powerful! You know, ‘absence makes the heart grow fonder’. At least that’s how I’ve been feeling with a lot of shops, cafes and restaurants since the virus pandemic started. This is an interesting dish and a fab recipe. Embarrassingly enough, I’ve never even tried eggplant!

    Caz xx

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    1. Thank you, Caz! It was our first BBQ for this year, so it was a pleasure. I know what you mean. And I also have a longing for the things I used to do before the virus. I miss going to the movies and Hip Hop classes. I don’t know how, but we need to work towards you trying hummus and eggplant.
      Kisses, Svet

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  2. Oh my goodness Svet, that dish looks absolutely mouth watering! And it seems easy to make. I never did make that yummy hummus recipe or even check to see if the tahini in my fridge is even good anymore (made hummus once a long time ago). I am in a bad cooking rut and this salad just might be the one that gets me out of it. I am visiting my mother this weekend and will suggest we make it together. Thanks! Your family is lucky to have you.

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    1. Dear Kim, Thank you! Your words make me smile and blush 🙂 Ten years ago I was scared to go to the kitchen and make anything. So don’t feel bad. I actually made the hummus from canned chickpeas and it was also good. I also did not check if my tahini is not expired. Enjoy the time with your mom.

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  3. Oh wow Svet, this recipe looks incredible! I’m completely unfamiliar with Baba Ganoush, but sure am thankful you brought it to my attention today! YUM. Healthy and delicious? Yes, please!

    I hope you and your family enjoyed your get-together. It sounds like a lovely time around a delicious meal! ♥

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Holly! It was nice that we were finally allowed to expand the gatherings and a nice relief from what is going on now. So I was definitely grateful for that time together. I hope you are having a good weekend.

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