The Best Baba Ghanoush Recipe: This Creamy Mediterranean Eggplant Spread Recipe Nourishes the Soul by Java Hemmat

The Best Baba Ghanoush Recipe: This Creamy Mediterranean Eggplant Spread Recipe Nourishes the Soul

Time for an Arabic lesson: baba means dad and ghanoush means pampered. Get it? Once you taste this recipe, you definitely will feel it!

I found gorgeous graffiti eggplants and knew that I had to make this luscious eggplant spread, ancient to Mediterranean cuisine. Soft and plump roasted eggplant is blended with garlic, lemon, tahini and Marrakech spice blend to create a bold flavor.

Classically served with a spread of tabouli, hummus, dolmas and other delicious small bites, this recipe is versatile for all lifestyles and meals. Spread this baba ghanoush recipe on sandwiches and top with radish and avocado, add to nourish bowls or just enjoy it on its own!

Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 65 minutes


Here's how to make it: 

  1. With a fork, prick holes all over the eggplant. Drizzle some extra virgin olive oil and roast in a preheated 350-degree F oven for 45 minutes. Let the eggplant cool completely, then scoop the flesh out of the skin.
  2. Place the eggplant in a blender with tahini, garlic, lemon, Marrakech, extra virgin olive oil and sea salt. Blend until smooth.
  3. Spread on a plate, drizzle some more extra virgin olive oil and garnish with parsley and paprika. 

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Elisa Schmitz
Mmm! I love baba ghanoush, and your recipe sounds divine. Thank you for sharing, Java Hemmat !
This sounds incredibly delish...
This sounds delicious but am wondering what 1/2 tahini means - a cup or jar? Thanks
Donna John
It is a 1/2 cup. Thank you for keeping us on our toes. Let us know how this recipe works for you!

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