Baba Ganoush is a middle eastern style roasted eggplant dip that is delicious to eat. It is vegan and relatively healthy. Pair it with nachos, chips or cut vegetables.
I enjoy roasting eggplant to make Indian baingan bharta or spicy eggplant mash often.
Sometimes, I just roast more eggplants to make this dip. It is really tasty and a quick and easy recipe.
You may also like: coconut chutney, green chutney and sweet mango chutney.
How to Make The Perfect Baba Ganoush
1. Roast your eggplant well so that it is cooked inside with a nice smokey flavor.
2. You can use store-bought Tahini paste. I normally make my own and store extra in the fridge. It has a lovely nutty taste. I have shared the recipe to make Tahini paste in the instructions.
3. You also need extra virgin olive, garlic, lemon juice and salt for the recipe.
Here is the recipe card:
📖 Recipe Card
Baba Ganoush | Delicious Roasted Eggplant Dip Recipe
- 1 eggplant charred on the gas stove till well cooked
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tbsp. lemon juice
- 3 tbsp. Tahini paste
- 2 tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil
- salt to taste
- Cool the roasted eggplant and peel it.
- It will be mushy.
- Blend it with garlic cloves and some salt in a blender till smooth and creamy. Don't add any water.
- Now add 2-3 tbsp. of Tahini paste to it and mix well.
- Add lemon juice and mix.
- Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and serve.
To Make Tahini
- Lightly toast 3 tbsp. of white sesame seeds till they are golden. Now blend it with 1-2 tbsp. of extra virgin olive oil till it is shiny and creamy.
- Use it immediately. You can make larger batches and store it in the fridge for future use too. Will keep for a week.
You can make it at a fraction of a cost at home from what you pay at the restaurant. So try it and let me know how you liked it.
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Wow ! Lovely dip, nice to use roasted eggplant for its beautiful flavor !!
Yes, so easy to make and really tasty too.
Looks delicious. I'm already a baingan bharta fan. My only concern - it's looks oily. Will it mess my diet?
Nah, not at all. This is about 2 tbsp. in a bowl and you can surely reduce it. It's actually quite healthy and a perfect dip for salad veggies.
Shailaja V says
I love baba ganoush and hummus. In fact I love all Lebanese food. This will be a hit at home because everyone loves brinjal. Plus my cousin brought over some great Middle Eastern bread spice. Will go great with this.
Love the pictures.Looks tempting!
Then you can make it at home for sure. This is really a simple recipe and quick too. 🙂 Let me know if you try it.
Nabanita Dhar says
This is making me hungry. Looks easy to make too.
It is actually. 🙂
Sanch @ Sanch Writes says
I do love baba ganoush! Sadly, being a bit lazy, I've only bought it ready-made but it's so much better at Lebanese or Turkish restaurants where they make the real thing. Must make it soon!
This is actually pretty simple. Do try if you have time.
Soumya Prasad says
I make hummus often. As well as baigan bhartha. Never tried baba ganoush though, don't know why.
My weekend dinner plan is now sorted, thanks to you!
Reema D'souza says
This sounds like an easy to make dish! Sounds delicious too. Hope to try it some time soon!