Baba Ghanoush

Number of Servings: 8 (184g)
Active Time: 30 min.
Total Time: 45 min.

Baba Ghanoush is a Middle Eastern eggplant dip that has many variations. Key to achieving creaminess is the use of tahini, which adds a bitter-sweet note that plays gorgeously with eggplant. Serve with whole grain pitas.

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggplants, stem removed
  • 2 Tbsp. tahini
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped tomato
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 4 Tbsp. cold water
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. pepper
  • ½ tsp. olive oil
  • Parsley sprigs to garnish (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 500ºF.
  2. Pierce the eggplants in several places with a fork. Wrap each eggplant in foil and roast until the eggplants are very soft (15-20 minutes).
  3. Remove the foil and place the eggplants into a bowl of cold water and remove skin with your hands. Move eggplant flesh to a colander and allow to drain until cool (20 minutes). Squeeze the flesh thoroughly to remove bitter juices.
  4. In a food processor or blender, mix tahini, garlic, onion, tomato, lemon juice, and water until smooth.
  5. With the food processor or blender running, add the peeled eggplant, salt, pepper, and olive oil.
  6. Serve in a shallow dish garnished with extra pepper and parsley, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

8 servings per container

Serving Size 184g

Amount per serving
Calories 70
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.5g 3%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 80mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4.5g 14%
Total Sugars 5g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 1g
Protein 2g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 25.3mg 2%
Iron 0.6mg 6%
Potassium 400mg 8%
Vitamin A 9.5mcg 2%
Vitamin C 9.1mg 10%
Vitamin E 0.7mg 6%
Vitamin K 6.6mcg 6%
Thiamin 0.1mg 8%
Riboflavin 0.1mg 8%
Niacin 1.5mg 15%
Vitamin B6 0.2mg 10%
Folate 39.7mcg 10%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 1.1mcg 4%
Chloride 13.7mg 0%
Pantothenate 0.4mg 0%
Phosphorus 72.7mg 6%
Iodine 0.2mcg 0%
Magnesium 26.7mg 6%
Zinc 0.5mg 0%
Selenium 2mcg 4%
Copper 0.2mg 20%
Manganese 0.4mg 15%
Chromium 0.1mcg 0%
Molybdenum 8.3mcg 20%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Ingredients

Eggplant, Tomatoes, Onion, Water, Lemon Juice, Tahini (ground Sesame), Garlic, Olive Oil, Salt, Black Pepper.

Latest from Our Blog

Fresh New Look, Same Guiding Stars!

Over the next few months, you’ll start to notice a new design appearing everywhere you find Guiding Stars. Our new logo and nutrition guidance icons have been updated to tie more directly to nutrition and reinforce our “good,” “better,” or “best” messaging. We wanted to take some time to share our rationale behind the new…

Continue Reading »