Baba ganoush is healthy keto, paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, all natural and so delicious. Pair with pita bread, crackers or chips for a mouth-watering appetizer that your guests will love. It’s considered a healthy dish. It’s high in both dietary fiber and protein. Baba Ganoush is generally eaten as a cold spread. However, it is perfectly acceptable and delicious to eat it while it is still warm. It can also be served as a spread for sandwiches and wraps, as a dip for vegetables like carrots, celery and cucumber.
Quick & Easy Baba Ganoush Recipe
- 1 eggplant (or two small)
- 1/4 cup sesame seed paste (tahini)
- 3 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1–2 tbsp fresh parsley (chopped)
- extra virgin olive oil (to top)
Preheat the oven to broil. Prick the eggplant all over with a fork so that steam can escape. Place the eggplant in an oven safe dish and place in the oven. Broil until the top begins to char. Flip over and char on the other side. If the eggplant is not fully tender at this point, reduce oven heat to 400 F and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until eggplant is very soft. Remove from oven and let cool. Scoop the flesh out of the eggplant (do not use skins) and place in a blender. Add the tahini, lemon juice, garlic, salt, paprika and 3/4 of the parsley. Blend until mostly smooth. Place in a serving bowl, drizzle the top with olive oil and the remaining chopped parsley. Serve with pita wedges and chopped vegetables.