Classic Baba Ghanoush

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  • 2 eggplants (medium, about 3 lbs. total, roasted)
  • 1/3 cup tahini (from light seeds, not "dark tahini")
  • 3 garlic cloves (roasted, or 1 clove raw garlic, crushed)
  • 2 fresh lemons (juiced, or more to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or more to taste)
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley (minced, for garnish)
  • paprika (for garnish)
  • extra-virgin olive oil

NutritionView more

Sodium4% DV105mg
Fat8% DV5g
Protein6% DV3g
Carbs3% DV10g
Fiber20% DV5g
Calories80Calories from Fat45
Total Fat5g8%
Saturated Fat0.5g3%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat45
Total Carbohydrate10g3%
Dietary Fiber5g20%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Geetha F. 15 Dec 2018
Would make it again bit perhaps with 1.5 lemons (juice).
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davathar 25 Nov 2018
Was sooo delicious! Definitely will make again
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My husband hates eggplant and this is the only way he will eat it.
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Anam Tariq 11 Sep 2018
I ended up blending the eggplant because it hadn't roasted all the way inside. I think next time I'll halve it first before roasting it. Nice recipe
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Carib 26 Aug 2018
Delicious💕 it takes a little time to roast the garlic and the eggplant but it is all worth it. Eggplant in Puerto Rico is called Berenjena. Thank you for your comments.
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Marva 2 Jul 2018
Excellent. Roasted the eggplant on the stove while making fresh tahini.
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Michael Biondi 8 Jun 2018
Very good I roasted the eggplants on the barbecue and it was delicious
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Katie C. 4 Jun 2018
crowd pleaser everyone loved the intense smoky eggplant flavor and balance of spices.
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Jen 18 Feb 2018
Delicious! Easy to make. Make sure you roast the eggplants. I just did it in the oven. Sliced them in half, placed face down on a baking sheet, and baked on 350. I left them in the oven for about 50 min. I probably baked them longer then needed but I wasn’t in any hurry.
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jimmy hinkson 3 Feb 2018
Brilliant. Had to scale the ingredients because I had only 3/4 of an eggplant. However, it came out beautifully.
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Linda A. 5 Nov 2017
Followed directions pretty closely except I used one lemon instead of 2.. fabulous!
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Nicole G. 22 Sep 2017
Delicious! I added roasted peppers as well
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Jean B. 21 Jul 2017
Very tasty and tangy
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Karen B. 4 Feb 2017
Pretty darn good for my first try using raw garlic which was a bit overwhelming. Trying a second time with roasted garlic and I will seek to have a more tender roast on the eggplant to make it a little less lumpier.
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Jonathan Fain 19 Mar 2016
I made it a few times now, really amazing meal! I actually like it with less lemon, just one and a half.
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Sarah B. 7 Mar 2016
I would recommend starting with half of a large lemon for juice and add per taste; otherwise, it's good. I also added a bit more tahini.