Baba Ghanouj

Serves: 8

Prep time: 35 minutes


  • 4 large eggplant
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 7 tablespoons tahini sesame paste
  • ½ cup plus 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • olive oil for garnish
  • pomegranate seeds (if in season) and parsley or mint for garnish


  1. Prick eggplants with a fork and broil in a 450 degree oven for 20 minutes. Allow to cool and then pull apart eggplant, separating skin and discarding.<Baba Ghanouj on
  2. Put pulp of eggplant into a large bowl and mash. Add garlic, salt, tahini, and lemon juice, and mix until well combined, but still thick and chunky.Baba Ghanouj on
  3. Spread on a plate and garnish with a drizzle of olive oil and parsley or mint – or pomegranate seeds if available.Baba Ghanouj on

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