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8 servings
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Meal Types:
Side Dishes
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Baba Ghanouj

Delicious Middle Eastern eggplant dip.



  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 °F (190 °C).
  2. Cut the eggplant in half lengthwise. Place on a baking sheet sprayed with spray oil, cut side down, and roast until very tender, about 40 minutes.
  3. Cool for 15 minutes, then scoop the flesh out of the skin.
  4. Combine the eggplant, tahini, garlic, parsley, pepper, lemon juice, salt, and cayenne in the work bowl of a food processor or a blender carafe.
  5. Pulse until the eggplant is somewhat smooth but retains some of its texture.
  6. Put in a container, sprinkle paprika over the top, and then drizzle the olive oil over the top.
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It's okay. I think it will go well with jicama sticks, but I think the lemon juice was a little much for this recipe. I like the idea of some greek yogurt added in and if we weren't on an extended induction, we would add it and see how it turned out. We might give in and add a little to it just to see as I just don't think I've perfected this baba ganoush yet.
20 Aug 11 by member: littlesmom
I can't wait to make it and try it, it sounds so good. Thank you for sharing the recipe.
04 Feb 11 by member: GettingFit2011
I used roasted sesame and olive oil instead of tahini and served it with tofu-sticks marinated and baked with oriental spices to make into a GI-Diet suitable dish and it tasted very good.
19 Dec 10 by member: oceanroses
Fabulous! Also used it instead of mayo on a sandwich. Thanks for sharing it!
14 Nov 10 by member: Mrs 2290
This recipe has the perfect ingredients for the Ancient European Diet
what do you eat with this . i'm trying not to scoup it up with bickies
19 Jul 09 by member: mareib2005
you failed to mention the point value.
17 Jul 09 by member: glorourke
what size is a serving of this recipe?
15 Jul 09 by member: abbyheuerman
replace tahini with skim plain yogurt, much better with lower calories
13 Apr 09 by member: Fattouna82
This is very good, I like it better without the lemon juice, you can taste the eggplant better. I use it to dip fresh veggies!
06 Feb 09 by member: Kathy F
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Nutrition summary:

There are 94 calories in 1 serving of Baba Ghanouj.
Calorie break-down: 51% fat, 39% carbs, 10% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 54
Calories 94
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 5.96g 9%
  Saturated Fat 0.842g 4%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 2.042g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 2.764g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 152mg 6%
Potassium 342mg  
Total Carbohydrate 10.29g 3%
  Dietary Fiber 4.6g 18%
  Sugars 3.12g  
Protein 2.72g  
Vitamin A 57% Vitamin C 174%
Calcium 22% Iron 39%
of RDI*
(94 calories)
5% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (39%)
Fat (51%)
Protein (10%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories