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Baba Ganoush


Baba Ghanoush is an appetiser most of you have had a chance to see and taste in the form of platters in different restaurants, with a similar name of mezze platter. It's accompanied mostly with other dippers and pita bread. This recipe gives you the secret to make a good baba ganoush at home.

 

Table of Content

  1. What is Baba Ganoush ?
  2. Quick and Easy Baba Ganoush
  3. How to make Baba Ganoush?
  4. Expert Tips
  5. Recipe Card  

 

What is Baba Ganoush?

​​Baba ganoush is a Lebanese appetizers that is made using roasted eggplant, lemon juice, tahini, olive oil and in some cases yoghurt, too. It's made by roasting eggplant in the oven or on an open flame with the skin on it, so that the inside gets soft and pulpy. The pulp inside is removed and is finely chopped with the rest of the ingredients. Variations of this dish can have some finely chopped onions and parsley as well. Baba Ghanoush is served mostly as a Mezze, which means appetiser.

 

Quick and Easy Baba Ganoush

Get ready to throw an exotic party with this Lebanese recipe along with other great middle eastern recipes like different kinds of hummus, and some crispy lavash and soft pita. This would make the perfect grazing board for your guests, taking your party up a notch, with a bougie touch.    

  

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    How to make Baba Ganoush ?

    1) Pick some washed eggplants and slice them thick. Marinate the slices with some salt and pepper.

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    2) Grill them on a hot griddle and get grill marks over it. Toss some garlic cloves into the pan. Brush it with some extra oil and take them off.
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    3) Cool them down on a platter and remove the skin off the pulp. Add the skinless roasted pulp into a blender.
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    4) With the eggplant, add the roasted garlic, tahini paste, lemon juice, salt and pepper and some chopped parsley into the blender. Finish it off with some olive oil.
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    5) Blend it all into a fine paste and transfer it onto a platter. Spread the baba ganoush out evenly, top it with some more olive oil and press it down with a fork dipped in chilli powder.
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    Expert Tips

    1. You can also roast the eggplants sliced half inside in the oven.
    2. If you want a more smoother sauce, you could also add a tbsp of yoghurt.
    3. Add more olive oil if the dip feels too dry.

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