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Baba Ghanoush

Published on April 24, 2014, by in Recipes.

 

 

So. I was lied to.

I found a recipe for baba ghanoush called 3 Minute Baba Ghanoush. It took way more than 3 minutes. It was also delicious.

Ingredients:

  • 1 roasted eggplant(see below)
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons EVOO
  • fresh ground pepper, to taste

So… to get a roasted eggplant, take a small(1-1.5 pounds) eggplant, prick it with a fork a few times, and bake it for 30-40 minutes at 400F.

Pre and post-roasted eggplant:

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Let the eggplant cool, slice long ways and scoop out the innards. This is the part that definitely took longer than 3 minutes.

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Place the inner scoopings of eggplant and remainder of ingredients in a powerful blender(I have a Vitamix). Start on low and gradually increase speed. Blend on high for about 30 seconds until your baba is incredibly smooth and creamy.

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Pour in a bowl, enjoy immediately on veggies, naan, as a dip, spread or salad dressing. You can top this with parsley, more olive oil or fresh lemon juice if you desire.

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This will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week.