Panini Press Baba Ganoush

Give your panini a Middle Eastern flair by adding some baba ganoush.

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

Serves: 4


  • 1 eggplant, ends trimmed, peeled and sliced
  • 1⁄4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 1⁄4 cup plus 1 Tbsp. flat leaf parsley, chopped and divided
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 4 Tbsp. water
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. tahini
  • 1⁄4 tsp. red pepper flakes


  • Preheat the panini press. Brush eggplant with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, place on panini press, close lid, and cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove eggplant from press and set aside.
  • Combine grilled eggplant, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1⁄4 cup parsley, garlic, water, lemon juice, tahini, ad red pepper flakes in a food processor and pulse until smooth but textured. Pour into a serving bowl. Drizzle with the remaining tablespoon of olive oil and the remaining tablespoon of parsley.
  • Serve immediately or store in refrigerator for up to a week.