Smoky, luscious, and garlicky eggplant dip for the most enjoyable snacking experience. This is a 20 minute-recipe for eggplant and Middle Eastern food lovers. This easy Middle Eastern baba ganoush is a really classic dip.
It is a must-try healthy dip for summer snacking and barbecue parties. In addition, the dish is vegan and crowd-pleasing.
Baba ganoush is a really popular Middle Eastern vegan eggplant dip. It's easy to make and totally delicious. However, we normally don't make it at home and prefer to eat outside. Maybe not everyone is aware of how easy this dip is to make, and the dish also involves relatively few ingredients.
My first taste of baba ganoush was at a Middle Eastern restaurant. I won't say I liked everything they served, but I liked a few things very much. Baba ganoush was one of them.
I always love snacking platters, and serving platters with healthy dips is the first choice when entertaining. It's truly a win-win for everyone. Easy, healthy, and totally delectable flavors. What else do we need?
What is Baba Ganoush?
Baba Ganoush originated from Lebanon but it's equally popular in the whole of the Middle East. This luxurious eggplant dip is one of the most popular vegetarian recipes there.
This indulgent dip is prepared by slowly roasting or grilling fresh eggplant. The next step is to make a smooth puree-like texture by combining tahini, lime juice, paprika, garlic, and olive oil. The taste and the flavor created by these simple ingredients are just amazing. You will love each and every bite dipped in the silken baba ganoush.
How to Serve Baba Ganoush-
Traditionally, baba ganoush is served with Middle Eastern flat bread, or pita bread. The creamy texture of baba ganoush combined with the warm rustic pita bread is a match made in heaven. It's rustic, lovely, and totally delicious.
However, now it is served with vegetables and chips as well. This dip is quite healthy for an amazing snack or a wonderful start to any gathering or party.
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How to Make Baba Ganoush-
Slowly roast or grill the eggplant for that charred smoky flavor. Remove the skin. Combine the eggplant with tahini, lime juice, paprika, garlic, and a very good quality olive oil. Grind this in the food processor for that smooth luxurious texture. Combine with salt and topped with some more olive oil, paprika, and parsley this dip is delicious and easy to make.
Easy Middle Eastern Baba Ganoush
- 1 Big Fresh Seedless Eggplant
- ½ Tbsp Tahini Paste
- 1 Whole Lime/Lemon Juice
- 2-3 Cloves Garlic
- ½ Tsp Paprika
- ¼ Cup Olive Oil
- Salt to taste
- Parsley for Garnish
- Roast eggplant in a preheated oven at 400 F till it gets smoky and soft.
- I roasted this eggplant in an air fryer at 380 F for 15 minutes.
- Peel the skin and in a food processor, blend everything well.
- Garnish with some olive oil, paprika, and chopped parsley.
- Serve with chips or veggies of your choice.