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BABA GANOUSH

Baba Ganoush

Lyndsay Braswell
This popular mezze is featured in the Self-Love book with an added spice that turns up the smoky flavor that you have got to try! This dish has a quick prep. The length of time is mostly from the cooking of the eggplant which can take up to 40 minutes.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 2
Calories 167 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Food Processor

Ingredients
  

  • 1 EGGPLANT
  • 2 TBSP TAHINI
  • 2 TBSP LEMON JUICE
  • ¼ tsp GARLIC POWDER OR PASTE
  • ¼ tsp SEA SALT
  • 1/4 CUP PARSLEY LEAVES
  • 7 BLACK RIPE PITTED OLIVES Lindsay brand of course!:)
  • 1 tsp UFRA BIBER SPICE optional

Instructions
 

  • Prick EGGPLANT with fork all around
  • Put in cast iron skillet, stoneware dish or any roasting pan you have, and bake at 450° until skin is blistered, 30-40 min. Flip after 10 min.
  • When eggplant is done, set aside until cool enough to handle.
  • Add to food processor (or mixing bowl) TAHINI, LEMON JUICE, GARLIC and SALT and process to combine
  • Peel away eggplant skin with hands
  • Squeeze eggplant over a bowl to release some water. Discard water.
  • Add eggplant to food processor and process till dip consistency
  • Top with PARSLEY LEAVES, chopped and PITTED BLACK OLIVES, cut in half
  • Bling it out with UFRA BIBER SPICE

Notes

The urfa biber spice gives this dish the smokiness that usually comes from the traditional way of cooking the eggplant over an open fire, but is not necessary, however you will love its spicy, salty, smoky flavor! Alternatively, you may be able to gain a smoky flavor using a grill! 
You can purchase urfa here

Nutrition

Calories: 167kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 5gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 405mgPotassium: 650mgFiber: 8gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 695IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 2mg
Keyword APPETIZER, glutenfree, MEZZE, vegan
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