Baba Gannouj

Fragrant, flavorful spices swirl through this delicious dish that takes eggplant to a new extreme! Bowls of beautiful baba gannouj goodness can be made quickly and easily, and enjoyed for days!

Serves: 4Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 8 hours 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 2 cups thinly sliced eggplant strips
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 1⁄2 tsp. salt, divided
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. tahini
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1⁄2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh chopped parsley


  • Place eggplant strips in a bowl or casserole dish and cover with water and 2 teaspoons salt. Refrigerate overnight.
  • Drain the eggplant. Place the eggplant, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, cumin, black pepper, remaining salt, and paprika in a food processor and process until smooth.
  • Pour mixture into a serving bowl and drizzle olive oil on top. Garnish with fresh parsley.