Epic Baba Ganoush Recipe

Best baba ganoush recipe! Making it without a food processor is simple. You need aubergine, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and spices.

– 2 pounds Italian eggplants (about 2 small-to-medium eggplants*) – 2 medium cloves of garlic, pressed or minced – 2 tablespoons lemon juice, more if necessary – ¼ cup tahini – ⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing the eggplant and garnish – 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, plus extra for garnish – ¾ teaspoon salt, to taste – ¼ teaspoon ground cumin – Pinch of smoked paprika, for garnish – Serving suggestions: warmed or toasted pita wedges, carrot sticks, bell pepper strips, cucumber slices, etc.

Ingredient

Step 1

INSTRUCTION

Start with a rack in the upper third of the oven and 450 degrees Fahrenheit. To prevent eggplant sticking, line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2

Lightly oil the eggplant halves. Put them halved-side down in the pan. Roast the aubergine until the interior is tender and the skin collapses, 35–40 minutes (longer if using 1 large aubergine).

Step 3

Lightly oil the eggplant halves. Put them halved-side down in the pan. Roast the aubergine until the interior is tender and the skin collapses, 35–40 minutes (longer if using 1 large aubergine).

Step 4

Remove and discard aubergine skin scraps. Let the aubergine rest for a few minutes and shake/stir to release more moisture.

Step 5

Discard the eggplant drippings, drain and wipe the bowl, and add the eggplant. Add garlic and lemon juice to eggplant and fork-mash until broken down.

Step 6

Stir tahini into the bowl. Pour olive oil slowly while stirring. Stir until pale and creamy, breaking up long eggplant strings with a fork.

Step 7

Salt and cumin should be mixed in. To make it taste better, add more lemon juice and salt to taste. I like to add an extra ¼ teaspoon of salt.

Step 8

Serve baba ganoush in a bowl with a little olive oil. Finally, add parsley and smoked paprika. Choose accompaniments. It goes well on sandwiches!

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