Baba Ghanoush is a Mediterranean dip similar to Hummas , which uses eggplant instead of Chick peas.
This is an excellent accompaniment for Pita bread ond Falafel
Adapted from Dede’s recipe
1 Large Eggplant
1.5 Table Spoon Lemon Juice
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 Cup of Tahini
Parsley,Olive oil /Paprika powder for garnishing
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Poke the eggplants using a fork on all sides.
Roast it in oven for 30-40 minutes till it shrinks in size and becomes soft.
Remove the egg plant from oven and let it cool for a minute or two . Then transfer to a platic bag.This is to make the peeling easier.
After 10 minutes, take the eggplant out and peel it, it will be sooo easy to peel it
Place the egg plant pulp, tahini, lemon juice , garlic,salt in a belder and blend till smooth.
Spread in a bowl and garnish with parsley ,olive oil and paprika powder.
Pita bread is puffing up in my oven…Will be posting the recipe soon..
This is my entry to this months Healing food series-Eggplant hosted by Kavitha and Siri