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Super Easy Baba Ganoush Recipe

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SUPER EASY BABA GANOUSH RECIPE

I LOVE mediterranean food! So I was on a mission to find the best (and easiest) Baba Ganoush recipe I could – given that I order it every time we check out a new restaurant that has it on the menu.

Although I’m a total hummus addict, I love the way baba ganoush gets me to eat eggplant more often, since the only other way I usually eat it is breaded and baked or fried!

It’s sooooo good for you, with very few calories, is low carb and high in fiber.

SCORE! Of course a food processor or a high powered blender, like a Blendtec or Vitamix, makes this baba ganoush recipe a BREEZE (I usually make this with my Blendtec Twister Jar), however it’s so soft you can also just mash it all together in a bowl! 🙂

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Easy Baba Ganoush Recipe

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Course: Dips/Spreads
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
6
Calories: 117kcal
Author: Adapted from Food

Ingredients

  • 1 large eggplant
  • 1/4 cup tahini plus more as needed
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice plus more as needed
  • 1 pinch ground cumin
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/4 cup brine-cured black olives such as kalamata (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat an oven to 375°F. *
  • Place eggplant on a baking sheet and bake until very soft, about 40-45 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, let cool slightly, and peel off and discard the skin.
  • Place the eggplant flesh in your blender jar. **
  • Add the 1/4 cup tahini, the garlic, the 1/4 cup lemon juice and the cumin and blend until smooth.
  • For Blendtec: Using any jar (the Twister Jar works best) press the DIPS/BATTERS/SALSA button OR Blend on a Medium to Medium-Low speed for 30 seconds. If necessary, stop machine and use a spatula to press ingredients towards the blade and follow same steps.
  • For Vitamix: Start on Variable 1, turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10/High. Blend using the tamper to press the ingredients into the blades, or until smooth.
  • Season with salt, then taste and add more tahini and/or lemon juice, if needed.
  • Transfer the mixture to a serving bowl and spread with the back of a spoon to form a shallow well.
  • Drizzle the olive oil over the top and sprinkle with the parsley. Place the optional olives around the sides if using and serve at room temperature.
  • All done! Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments! 🙂 Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes

Notes

* If you want to grill the eggplant which adds a nice flavor, do the following.
Prick the eggplant with a fork in several places and place on the grill rack 4 to 5 inches from the fire. Grill, turning frequently, until the skin blackens and blisters and the flesh just begins to feel soft, 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer the eggplant to a baking sheet and bake until very soft, 15 to 20 minutes.
** For a chunkier baba ganoush, only add half the eggplant to your jar and at the end at the other half and PULSE to break up and leave chunks.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.7g | Protein: 2.6g | Fat: 8.8g | Saturated Fat: 1.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.6g | Trans Fat: 3.6g | Sodium: 122.7mg | Fiber: 2.9g | Sugar: 0.3g

EGGPLANT HEALTH BENEFITS

Eggplant is low in calories, weighing in at under 30 calories per cup!  It comes loaded with vitamins and minerals, but its health benefits extend beyond just adding vital nutrients to a meal.

Once you realize how beneficial eggplant is to your health, you may want to give more consideration to it becoming a regular part of your diet.

Eggplant is an excellent source of dietary fiber, which can help protect against type 2 diabetes and keeps the digestive system regular and is also rich in minerals, boasting a large quantity of potassium, magnesium, calcium and phosphorous.

The vitamins in eggplant consist primarily of vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene), B vitamins, folate and vitamin C.

With six carbs, no fat and very few calories in a 1-cup serving, eggplant makes a wonderful addition to any diet.

Super Easy Baba Ganoush Recipe made in your Blendtec or Vitamix blender via @BlenderBabes

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Tarashaun Hausner
Tarashaun Hausner
Tarashaun Hausner is the founder of Blender Babes®. She credits using a blender daily for helping her heal an unhealthy relationship with food. A passionate advocate for self-care, she is committed to helping others pursue optimal wellness by balancing and healing their bodies and minds. She offers several opportunities to help people improve their health including free challenges and downloads, a gentle whole foods 7 Day Blender Cleanse™ and her holistic mind, body and spirit Slim Down Solution™ Womens Coaching Programs.

2 thoughts on “Super Easy Baba Ganoush Recipe”

  1. Barbara Bonar

    This looks super yummy! Thank you! I just have a few questions to clarify: So, you place the eggplant whole (not sliced) in the oven to roast? And, about how big was your large eggplant? Could you estimate the weight or even just the length and diameter at biggest point? Lastly, there are a few different types of eggplant out in the market. Which do you recommend for the best flavor? I would like to make this for my family that has never had eggplant before.
    Thank you so much!
    Sincerely,
    Barbara

    1. Blender Babes

      Hey Barbara! Great questions. You can place the whole eggplant to roast. I used a pretty large eggplant but not sure the size, just means more dip in my book 😉 I just used a standard purple eggplant, not japanese. Please let me know how it turns out! Happy Blending! ~ Tarsahaun

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