Baba what? Baba (gan-oosh)! What is this? Baba ganoush is a wonderful dip or spread made from roasted eggplants, garlic and a few other ingredients(think of humus with an eggplant flavor). It has a very mild taste and a nice creamy texture. It’s usually served in middle eastern type restaurants normally along side humus, pita bread and or fresh vegetables. It’s a healthy alternative to fat laden dips which typically are loaded with hidden calories. This unique recipe is great for a summer dinner party and can be used as an appitizer. I’ll admit the eggplant goes from being a lovely purple color to an ugly deflated “thing” BUT don’t let that keep you from making this tasty treat. It’s super easy and very healthy! Enjoy.
- 1 large eggplant, washed and dried
- 2-3 cloves of garlic
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 2-3 tablespoons of tahini (enough to suit your taste)
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Salt for seasoning