Baba Ghanoush is a well-known appetizer in the Middle East that eggplant is the main ingredient.
It is made by mashing the eggplant, then mixing it with tahini, spices and other ingredients like garlic. The eggplant is usually grilled over open heat before being peeled to have the smoky taste.
The History of Baba Ghanoush: It is said that a priest in the first century was beloved from people, and in one day, some of his fans made him a mixture of grilled eggplant mixed with some vegetables, and tahini (The old tahini with no spices). He served it, but the priest refused to eat it alone, and presented it to all the people in the village. Everyone liked, and called the meal with his name.
This is the recipe of the delicious Baba Ghanoush:
Baba Ghanoush Recipe
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
2 eggplants, grilled
1 small onion, minced
½ cup parsley, minced
2 tbsp. tahini
2 tbsp. pomegranates molasses
3 garlic cloves, diced
1 lemon juice
2 tsp. walnut, minced
¼ cup olive oil
green bell pepper, sliced
- Make a crack in the eggplant and grill it in the oven.
- After grilling, peel the eggplants, and mash well then add salt, onion, tahini, pomegranates molasses, lemon juice, garlic, and parsley. Stir then put in a serving plate.
- Garnish the baba gannoush with parsley, minced tomato, pomegranates, walnut, and olive oil.
It is recommended to grill the eggplant without a tray, directly put over isolating tray on cooker.
These ingredients weren’t counted in the nutritional facts (lemon juice, pomegranate, minced parsley, bell pepper and tomato)
Each serving contains:
Fats (g.): 10
Saturated Fats (g.): 1
Cholesterol (mg.): 0
Carbohydrates (g.): 5