Baba Ghanoush: A Zesty Adventure for Your Taste Buds!

Step into the world of Middle Eastern flavors with the delightful and quirky Baba Ghanoush! This creamy dip, also known as “eggplant caviar,” has a rich history that traces back to the vibrant streets of the Levant. Bursting with roasted eggplant, tahini, garlic, and a burst of lemon, it’s a flavor fiesta like no other.

baba ghanoush recipe

Legend has it that Baba Ghanoush was once the secret indulgence of ancient philosophers who sought culinary enlightenment. Today, it’s a party for your palate, served as a dip, spread, or accompaniment to various dishes.

Slather it on pita bread, drizzle it over grilled vegetables, or dip crispy pita chips for an exotic crunch. Feeling adventurous? Use it as a tangy twist to your classic sandwich or as a velvety topping for your beloved baked potatoes!

So, whether you’re a foodie explorer or a dip enthusiast, Baba Ghanoush guarantees a ticket to flavor town with each spoonful. Give in to the quirky charm of this velvety delight, and let your taste buds take a zesty adventure!

baba ghanoush recipe

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baba ghanoush recipe

Baba Ghanoush

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  • Author: The Kilted Chef
  • Yield: Serves 6


Units Scale
  • 2 medium egg plants
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/8 tsp smoked paprika



  1. Preheat oven to 450
  2. Wash the eggplants and split in half lengthwise, rub the flesh with olive oil.
  3. Place the eggplants on a parchment lined baking sheet, flesh side down, roast for 40 minutes, remove from the oven and let cool slightly’
  4. Place a mesh strainer over a mixing bowl, scoop out the flesh  from the eggplants and add to the strainer, let sit for 10 minutes, press the flesh to remove any remining liquid.
  5. Transfer the eggplant to a food processor, add the all of the remining ingredients but reserve the smoked paprika.
  6. Process until the mixture is smooth.
  7. Transfer to a bowl and garnish with the smoked paprika.
  • Category: Appetizers, Condiments, Sides, vegetables, Recipes