Baba Ganoush Dip

/Baba Ganoush Dip

Baba Ganoush Dip

This popular Middle Eastern dip is low carb and contains heart healthy poly and mono-unsaturated fats.

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggplants (baked with peel removed)
  • 3 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp garlic infused olive oil (or 1 garlic clove, crushed well)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ¼ cup parsley, chopped, plus extra for garnish
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • za’atar seasoning and olive oil for garnish

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prick eggplant with a fork and placed on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 60 minute or until soft.
  3. Carefully remove eggplant skins, mash pulp with a fork.
  4. Add tahini, lemon juice, infused oil (or garlic), spices and parsley.
  5. Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with remaining parsley, za’atar and olive oil.

Tips:

• Serve with crackers, pita bread, crudité (for low carb diets), or in sandwiches or wraps.
• For a chunkier texture mix ingredients as directed by hand. For a smoother texture transfer ingredients to a food processor and lightly pulse.
 

Recipe courtesy of Vanessa Berenstein, MA, RD
 


 

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