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Best Baba Ganoush Recipe

Baba Ganoush is a savory, smokey, creamy Middle Eastern Eggplant Dip. With just a few ingredients: roasted eggplant, lemon, tahini, and olive oil, you have a delectable dip that serves as an appetizer, snack, or spread. This is a delicious, healthy Mediterranean snack that you’ll love and enjoy!
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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Healthy Options, Mediterranean, Vegan
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 200kcal
Author: Capri Lilly


  • 1 Large Eggplant
  • 2 Lemons, juiced
  • 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil, plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 cup Tahini
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 3 tbsp Fresh Chopped Parsley, plus more for garnish
  • Salt, to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 450°F
  • Place 1 whole Eggplant onto a cooking sheet and bake for 35-45 minutes, or until the skin collapses and is soft to touch.
  • Remove the Eggplant from the oven and cut it in half. Allow the eggplant to cool slightly, so it is easier to handle and also to allow the juices to flow from the eggplant.
  • Scoop out the eggplant and transfer into a large mixing bowl, being careful to not include the liquid from the eggplant. Using 2 forks, shred the eggplant as much as possible, making sure to break up long string pieces.
  • Mix in tahini, one and a half lemons juiced, and stir vigorously until it is mixed well. Slow pour in the olive oil and continue to use your fork to stir well.
  • Add the seasonings: paprika, cumin, and salt (I use about 1/4 teaspoon and add more to my liking). Stir well and add the chopped parsley. Feel free to add more lemon (if you like the flavor to be more tart) or salt if needed.
  • Pour the baba ganoush into a serving bowl. Lightly drizzle with Olive oil, sprinkle with a bit of parsley and smoked paprika, and enjoy!


Calories: 200kcal