Baba Ganouj

This is pronounced "Baba Ganoosh".  Just FYI!  Great as a dip for veggies or pita bread or chips or whatever you have on hand.  Or spread it on bread!  Delicious!

  • 1 lb. eggplant
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 TBLS lemon juice, or more to taste
  • 1/4 cup tahini, or to taste
  • salt, pepper, and cayenne, to taste
  • olive oil (optional)
  • other spices like cumin, paprika, etc. to taste (optional)

Roast eggplant whole on tray in oven at 350-400 degrees until tender when a knife pierces through.  Remove from oven and cool.  Scoop out pulp and discard skin.  Put all of the ingredients into a food processor and pulse until smooth.  Check seasonings and add any optional ingredients as desired.  Drizzle the top with olive oil before serving.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.