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Smoky Baba Ganoush

Smoky Baba Ganoush recipe

Honestly, saying it is almost as satisfying as eating it–almost. Enjoy this rich dip on some pita bread or with veggie sticks. Or by the spoonful — we're not here to judge.

Preparation time Prep: 15 mins
cook time cook: 40 mins
serves:
4
Skill level Totally Doable

You will need:

  • 2 large eggplants
  • ⅓ cup tahini
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons coriander, chopped
  • 1 small red chilli, finely sliced
  • Olive oil, for drizzling
  • Flat bread and veggie sticks, to serve
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Photography: Chris Middleton
Stylist: Deb Kaloper

Directions:

  • 1Preheat oven to 180°C and line a tray with baking paper.
  • 2Using a knife, pierce the skin of the eggplants.
  • 3Turn on your gas stove burner to high and, using a pair of tongs, place the eggplants over the flame. Turn regularly, charring the skin as you go. Cook for 10-15 minutes or until skin is black and a little flaky.
  • 4Transfer the eggplants onto baking tray. Place them in oven and roast for 15-20 minutes.
  • 5Remove them from oven and carefully cut lengthways to cool.
  • 6In the meantime add tahini, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, coriander and chilli in a blender. Scoop out the cooled eggplant flesh and add it to the blender. Blend on high for 30 seconds until smooth, or simply pulse a few times for a more textured dip. Season with salt and pepper and transfer to a serving dish.
  • 7Drizzle with a little olive oil and serve with flat bread or veggie sticks.

Variation: Have fun by experimenting with other flavour combos in your garnishes; we love some chopped pistachios and a few pomegranate seeds for an extra crunch and that pop of tartness.

Tip: If you don't have access to a gas top stove, skip step 3 and roast the eggplants in the oven for double the time to ensure they're cooked all the way through. You can always add a drop of liquid smoke in step 6 if you're afraid of missing out on that flavour!

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