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Dipping a radish slice in a bowl of Baba Ganoush
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Simple Baba Ganoush

Simple 5-ingredient baba ganoush that doesn’t require a grill or gas stove. This new method saves you time and energy and is JUST as delicious – if not more – than the original. Naturally vegan and gluten-free.
Author: Minimalist Baker
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Category: Appetizer, Dip, Snack
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Mediterranean-Inspired, Vegan
Freezer Friendly No
Does it keep? 2-3 Days

Ingredients

  • 1 medium eggplant*
  • Sea salt
  • Olive oil (for roasting)
  • 1 large clove garlic (grated or finely minced)
  • 2-3 Tbsp lemon juice (1 medium lemon yields ~3 Tbsp juice)
  • 2 Tbsp tahini
  • 2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, parsley or basil (optional // chopped)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to high broil (or medium if you have the ability) and position a rack at the top of the oven.
  2. Slice your eggplant into 1/4 inch rounds and sprinkle with sea salt and place in a colander in the sink to drain any excess liquid. After 10 minutes, rinse slightly and then pat dry between two towels.
  3. Arrange on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil and a pinch of sea salt. Roast for 5-10 minutes, turning once or twice, until the eggplant is softened and golden brown. Remove from pan, stack and wrap the rounds in foil to lock in moisture – wait 5 minutes.
  4. Peel away most of the skin of the eggplant (a little is OK) and add flesh to a food processor. It should be soft and tender and the skin should come off easy.
  5. Add lemon juice, garlic, tahini, a pinch of salt and mix until creamy. Add herbs last and pulse to incorporate. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. I added a bit more tahini and another pinch of salt.
  6. Serve with pita and/or pita chips or veggies (for gluten-free friendly option). Will keep covered in the fridge for several days.

Notes

*You can sub 3/4 of a large eggplant for the 1 medium eggplant.
*Eggplant drying method adapted from Pioneer Woman.
*Recipe adapted from Ellie Krieger
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with 1 Tbsp olive oil for roasting and without optional ingredients.

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 4 Servings)