Sunday, October 3, 2010

Baba Ghanoush Eggplant Dip Recipe

The Hummus Recipes Kitchen (The home of Hummus Recipes & Delicious Middle Eastern Food Recipes) invites you to try Baba Ghanoush Eggplant Dip recipe. Enjoy cooking tasty and easy Middle Eastern food and learn how to make Baba Ghanoush Eggplant Dip.

This traditional Middle Eastern appetizer tastes very rich without being highly caloric.

Serving Size: cup
Servings: 8

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes


1 1/2 pounds eggplant (more or less)
3 tablespoons tahini (sesame paste)
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
optional garnishes: minced parsley, tomato, paprika


Grill the eggplant over direct heat, after pricking in several places with a fork, until it is blackened and collapsed. This will take from 30 - 45 minutes, depending on the size of the eggplant and how hot the grill is.

Scrape the soft flesh from the skin (leaving a few bits of blackened skin will add to the nice smokey flavor) and purèe in a food processor with the rest of the ingredients.

Garnish as desired. Serve with wedges of pita bread, crackers, etc.

TIP: Eggplants can also be oven-roasted at 400°F for 30 - 45 minutes, or until soft and collapsed.

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