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Quick and Easy Baba Ganoush

If you thought that Baba Ganoush had to be lengthy process filled with waiting, peeling, and straining--think again! This no-strain Baba Ganoush will
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Lebanese
Keyword Easy Baba Ganoush, No-strain baba ganoush, Quick Baba Ganoush
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 150kcal
Author Lauren

Equipment

  • Gas Grill

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 small-medium eggplants peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 lemon juiced

Instructions

  • Preheat your grill to medium heat.
  • Cut the skin off of your eggplant and then discard. Slice the peeled eggplant into 1/4 inch thick strips and drizzle with salt and olive oil.
  • Place the eggplant spaced out on the grill for five minutes on each side. Turn the grill off and add the grilled eggplant to a food processor or blender with the tahini, cumin, smoked paprika, lemon juice, and garlic. Blend until it's very smooth.
  • If desired, top with olive oil, salt, chopped cilantro, and lemon wedges. I recommend serving this dip with firm vegetables and warm pita bread.

Notes

*Leftovers will save in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
*You may want to add more lemon juice and salt to suit your unique tastes.  I personally don't like an overpowering lemon flavor, but some people prefer to use the juice of two lemons and a very liberal sprinkling of salt. 
*Use a quality tahini for the best flavor, the one I like best is linked in the article above the recipe card. 

Nutrition

Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 392mg | Potassium: 77mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 82IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg