Baba Ghanoush


Baba Ghanoush is a Lebanese appetizer that I really like ordering at home. It’s made out of eggplants and it’s seasoned with some really nice spices, which are not hard to find. This time I want to make it at home and share it with you.

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This appetizer has a lot of flavor and it feels very fresh! I think I’ll be doing Baba Ghanoush more often at home from now!

Here is the written recipe, with the ingredients and step by step instructions:

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Baba Ghanoush

Servings 2 people


Oven Tray
Cutting board
Rubber spatula



  • First step is to preheat the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit (or 200 degrees Celsius).
  • Then, place the eggplants in a baking tray, covered with aluminum foil.
  • Put the garlic in another sheet of aluminum foil and wrap it into a ball. Add it in the baking tray with the eggplants.
  • Insert the tray into the oven, on the top wrack under the broiler and let it cook for 10 minutes. This way you’ll get the charred smoky flavor, because the skin gets burnt a bit.
  • After this time, move the tray to the middle wrack and bake for another 20-25 minutes.
  • Then, take the tray out of the oven and cover with aluminum foil. Let the eggplants rest like this for 20 minutes.
  • Once that is done, remove the insides of the eggplants with a spoon and place them on a cutting board.
  • Roughly chop the eggplant contents and add them to a large bowl.
  • Next, squeeze the baked garlic into the bowl
  • Then add the lemon juice, the cumin, salt, pepper, and the tahini. Mix everything very well with a fork or with a hand blender. I prefer using a fork because I like the baba ghanoush to be a bit chunky.
  • Add the olive oil and mix again.
  • Finely chop the parsley and add it to the mix.
  • Serve in a bowl with pita bread and vegetables. You can add more olive oil if you want and sprinkle some more parsley.
Cuisine: Libanese, Mediterranean

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