Raw Baba Ganoush

This version of the traditional Middle Eastern dish is great as a dip with baked pita chips, spread onto sandwiches, or as a side dish.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 6 hours 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 2½ tsp. kosher salt, divided
  • 2 cups eggplant, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. tahini
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 Tbsp. sunflower seeds
  • 1 tsp. olive oil

Directions

  • Combine water and 2 teaspoons salt in a large bowl. Add eggplant strips. Soak eggplant in salted water for at least 6 hours.
  • Drain the eggplant. Place the eggplant, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, cumin, pepper, and remaining salt in a food processor and process until smooth.
  • Pour mixture into serving bowls, sprinkle on parsley and sunflower seeds, and drizzle olive oil on top.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 2½ tsp. kosher salt, divided
  • 2 cups eggplant, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. tahini
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 Tbsp. sunflower seeds
  • 1 tsp. olive oil

Directions

  • Combine water and 2 teaspoons salt in a large bowl. Add eggplant strips. Soak eggplant in salted water for at least 6 hours.
  • Drain the eggplant. Place the eggplant, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, cumin, pepper, and remaining salt in a food processor and process until smooth.
  • Pour mixture into serving bowls, sprinkle on parsley and sunflower seeds, and drizzle olive oil on top.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories90
Total Fat7g
Saturated Fat1g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium160mg
Total Carbohydrate6g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars2g
Protein2g