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BABA GANOUSH EGGPLANT DIP


Baba Ganoushis an Middle Eastern Eggplant Dip, similar to hummus, only it is made with eggplant. It originates from the Middle East ( Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria) and is delicious served as a dip.


INGREDIENTS:


2 medium eggplants

1/4 cup tahini

1/4 cup lemon juice

2 to 3 garlic cloves, finely minced

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 -2 tablespoon olive oil

Garnish

Fresh Parsley, mint leaves

Pomegranate seeds

METHOD:

  1. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Grease the eggplants with oil and then prick several times and place to roast, until very soft about 20-25 minutes.

  2. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Then cut eggplants in half and with a fork scrape out the flesh and place in a bowl and mash.

  3. In a separate bowl mix tahini, lemon juice, garlic and salt. Add this to the mashed eggplants and mix.

  4. Place in a serving dish, run a fork through the prepared Baba Ganoush and drizzle olive oil and garnish with mint and pomegranate seeds (or garnish of your choice).


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