Healthy Babaganoush
Recipe type: dip, appetizer
Cuisine: vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, nut-free, grain-free, gluten-free
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Serves: 6
This Healthy Babaganoush is the creamiest, most deliciously smoky eggplant dip -- and it's so easy to make.
  • 2 medium eggplants, sliced in half vertically
  • 3 medium garlic cloves, minced
  • juice of one large lemon
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • salt, to taste
  • ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil, plus 2-Tbs to rub on the eggplant prior to roasting
  • pinch of cumin
  • pinch of smoked paprika (or traditional paprika), optional
  • chopped cilantro or parsley, for garnish
  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F or 425°F if using a convection setting.
  2. Rub the cut sides of the eggplant with the 2-Tbs oil.
  3. Place the eggplant, flesh-side down, on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Roast in the oven until very soft, about 50 minutes.
  4. When soft, scoop the eggplant flesh into a food processor.
  5. Add the rest of the ingredients (except the paprika) into the processor with the eggplant. Whiz it up until creamy, but not watery. I like to leave a few small chunks in mine.
  6. Sprinkle the top with paprika and cilantro or parsley.
  7. Spoon it into a pretty bowl, and enjoy with croutons, bread, or veggies.
Recipe by Kitchen of Youth at