Baba Ghanoush

We got the original recipe from the Nourishing Traditions cookbook, but (in our opinion) it was kind of bland. We added extra salt, garlic and olive oil to make it more flavorful!


3 large eggplants
1 tablespoon sea salt (we added more like 2-3 tablespoons)
2 cloves garlic (we added more like 4-5 cloves)
juice from 4-5 lemons
1 cup tahini
2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (we added more like 4-5 tablespoons)
dash of cayenne pepper


Slice eggplant in half
Place facedown on a cookie sheet with olive oil
Puncture eggplant in a few places
Bake at 375F for about 45 minutes (until skin is wrinkled and eggplant is tender)
Let cool
Peel skin off, chop into chunks
Sprinkle with salt, mix well and let sit for about an hour
Rinse well with water and pat dry with towel
Puree eggplant in food processor
Add remaining ingredients (except cayenne pepper) and blend until smooth
Serve with a dash of cayenne pepper and pita or flatbread

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