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Traditional Baba Ghanoush

Traditional Baba Ghanoush (Ganoush) is a smooth velvety Middle Eastern dip made of roasted eggplant, tahini, lemon, garlic and herbs.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Appetizers/ Snacks
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Servings: 8
Calories: 95kcal
Author: HWC Magazine


  • 2.25 pounds eggplant
    1 large
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt
    to taste
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
    dried ground
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Cilantro (coriander fresh chopped) to garnish - optional
  • sumac spice dried ground - to garnish- optional


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) Puncture the eggplant a few times with your fork.
  • Turn on the burner nearest to you on the stove to a medium high heat. Grill the eggplant directly on the burner on all sides for about 10 minutes. The eggplant should be charred on all sides and slightly soft.
  • Transfer eggplant on a greased baking sheet with 3 of the 4 whole unpeeled garlics. Bake in oven for about 25- 30 minutes depending on the size of your eggplant. Our eggplant was about 2 and ¼ pounds.
  • Remove your eggplant and garlic from the oven. Cover your eggplant with aluminum foil or a tea towel to allow the skin to soften so that it can be easily removed and cool down a little so that you can touch it. – 10 minutes.
  • Peel the skin off the eggplant. Squeeze immediately with a little of the lemon to prevent oxidation and coloring of the eggplant. In a food processor, place the peeled eggplant, squeeze the soft garlic from the 3 roasted garlics, add one fresh chopped garlic, lemon juice, salt to taste, cumin and blend until well mixed and smooth.
  • Place your blended baba ghanoush in a bowl and spread and make a little well with the back of your spoon. Drizzle olive oil on top, fresh cilantro and sumac if desired.
  • Enjoy your traditional baba ghanoush with pita breads, fresh vegetables or anything your little heart desires.


Can be stored in a sealed container for up to 3 days in the refrigerator. 
Baba Ghanoush is a lovely addition to our Middle Eastern Party Feast


Serving: 1g | Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 333mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 29IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg