Easy Baba ghanoush
I have been in a Levantine mood lately. This week only I had tabbouleh and baba ghanoush more than once. Levantine cuisine is so irresistible!
Did you know baba means father in Arabic? yep! Just add your name after that to make baba ghanoush.
Joke aside, it’s like hummus but with a more complex flavor due to the aubergine.
I honestly can eat eggplant all by itself, raw or cooked so pairing it with hummus just make it a thousand times more delicious!
I used to think baba ghanoush was a difficult recipe to make! Something so delicious has to be hard to make, right?
Well, you are so wrong!
I usually make it more in Summer. Any excuse to use my outside grill!
What to eat it with?
Personally, I like eating baba ghanoush with naan bread or pita. It’s also ridiculously tasty as a dip for fresh vegetables. I, sometimes make pita chips to go with.
Play around with different stuff to see what you like.
Let’s make some!
[lt_recipe name=”Baba Ghanoush” servings=”8″ prep_time=”15M” cook_time=”10M” total_time=”25M” difficulty=”Easy” summary=”Baba ghanoush is so delicious and easy to make. I consider it as an upgraded hummus! It has a more complex flavor due to the roasted eggplant.” print=”yes” image=”http://www.mikastable.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Naan-Bread-5-of-1.jpg” ingredients=”2 cups cooked chickpeas;1/3 cup tahini;1/2 Tsp. salt;1/2 Tsp. freshly cracked black pepper;4 cloves garlic;1/4 cup olive oil plus more for serving;3 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice;1 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh mint;1 medium eggplant.” ]Slice the eggplant about 1/3 inch thick. Sprinkle some fine salt on them. Let them sit for 10 minutes.;Bring the oven to a broil. ;Squeeze any excess liquid from the eggplant with a towel.;Layer the slices on a baking sheet. Broil for 10 minutes.;Let cool.;Add the garlic, salt, pepper, mint, lemon juice, eggplant, and everything else in a food processor. ;Pulse for 45 seconds. ;You should have a smooth, creamy mixture.;Serve top with olive oil and sesame seed as garnish if you have any. [/lt_recipe]
What do you think? Easy, right?
Now go make some!
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