Thursday, January 14, 2010

Baba Ghanoush - Baba Ghanoush Recipe


Learn how to make the best delicious recipe for baba ghanoush. Baba ghanoush (sometimes spelled baba ganoush), a Middle Eastern spread and dip is similar to hummus, but is made with eggplant instead of chickpeas (garbanzo beans). This vegetarian and vegan recipe is particularly hummus-like, since it uses some chickpeas for a thicker texture.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients
1 large eggplant
3 cloves garlic
1/4 cup lemon juice
3 tbsp tahini
dash sea salt
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley (optional)

Preparation
  1. Slice eggplant in half, and roast in 400 degree oven for approximately 45 minutes, or until soft.
  2. Allow to cool slightly, then scoop out inside of eggplant, leaving skin behind.
  3. In a blender or food processor, combine eggplant and remaining ingredients, except oil and parsley, until smooth. Mixture will be somewhat thick. Slowly incorporate olive oil until well mixed. Mix in chopped parsley by hand. Serves eight.
  4. Enjoy with veggies, pita, or as a sandwich spread. I like to spread some baba ghanoush in a flour tortilla and add lettuce, tomatoes and veggies for a sandwich wrap.
Nutrition Facts
One serving provides approximately:
Calories: 304, Calories from Fat: 118
Total Fat: 13.1g, 20%, Saturated Fat: 1.7g, 8%
Cholesterol: 0mg, 0%
Sodium: 58mg, 2%
Total Carbohydrates: 37.8g, 13%
Dietary Fiber: 11.8g, 47%
Sugars: 7.3g
Protein: 11.9g
Vitamin A 3%, Vitamin C 14%, Calcium 9%, Iron 23%, Based on a 2000 calorie diet

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