Baba Ganoush

Baba Ganoush

Baba Ganoush is a great go-to appetizer perfect for two people, especially on hot summer days. Even if you’re not that big on eggplant,ย this dip is so delicious even eggplant-haters will like it. If you like eggplant and you’ve never tried Baba Ganoush, it will be a special treat for you.

I picked up a few beautiful Rosa Bianca eggplants at the farmers’ market the other day with my sister. These eggplants are Italian, small in size, and tender. Their color is amazing – bright purple hues with marbled white mixed in. They are known for their mildly delicious taste.

I make my Baba Ganoush a little on the garlicy side. You’ll want to add less if you’re a little garlic-shy. It’s good to keep the skin on the eggplants until you’ve roasted them. This will allow the pulp to stay nice and tender which will be perfect for pureeing.

Also, I like adding a handful of pistachios but I didn’t have any on hand. Instead, I added almonds to the mix. They tasted pretty good but I still prefer pistachios.


Baba Ganoush
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Serves: 2 people
  • 8 ounces eggplant (about 3 small Rosa Blanca eggplants)
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • ½ lemon, juiced and zested
  • 10 raw almonds
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
  1. Preheat oven to 400ยฐF. Place eggplant on baking sheet and cook for 30 minutes. Fill a bowl up with cold water. Dunk eggplant in the bowl and remove. Peel skin off eggplants.
  2. In a blender or food processor, place eggplant, garlic, lemon juice, almonds, tahini, oil, and salt and blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate before serving and serve with pita bread or crackers. Enjoy!


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  • Thanks, you hit the spot. I had a few eggplants to use up the other evening and wanted to make baba ganoush but didn’t have a recipe handy and was too lazy to turn on my computer. I will keep this in the kitchen, as it is one of my favorite dips! Have a good week end.

    • Trish

      Perfect. Thanks for reading! Bon weekend!

  • this looks delicious. i love snacking on baba ganoush when i’ve tired of hummus.

    • Trish

      Thanks, Brie!

  • YUM!! We’ve got a couple of eggplants to use up and I’m debating how… Kate

    • Trish

      Thanks for reading, Kate. I say – go for it!

  • I LOVE eggplant. I’ve never made baba ganoush but this really makes me want to try. I have everything I need, all I have to do is get some eggplants! I actually just went through some skinny ones that I got at the farmers market. They were also called Italian but they didn’t look like this…I think they looked more like Japenese eggplants.

    • Trish

      If you like eggplant, which I’m sure you do since you just bought some, you’ll like Baba. Enjoy! Happy weekend, Marisa!

  • Oh I love baba ganoosh! I am ashamed to say I’ve never tried to make it tho. I feel what your saying about not telling people what’s in it, I have to tell people ( kids, co-workers) that hummus is dip. ;-/
    crazy people! thanks for the recipe!

    • Trish

      I’m glad I’m not the only one ๐Ÿ™‚ Ha, I say that too, “it’s just dip.”

  • ooo… we make a similar dish in India (called barta) and this looks fantastic-

    • Trish

      Thanks for reading, Suchitra. Have a nice weekend!

  • This looks lovely. I must confess, my last batch was slightly bitter – I will have to try some rosa biacas next time (especially because they’re so pretty!) Also love the addition of nuts!

    • Trish

      love your ‘grocery list’ and ‘pantry’ sections. very organized. yes, try the rosa biancas – delish! cheers!

  • Oh! Reminder that I have one eggplant in my fridge… makes a great snacking dip

    • Trish

      Thanks for reading, Penny!

  • I love the addition of almonds, I’ll try your recipe soon. Thank you for sharing.

    • Trish

      The almonds aren’t bad but I’d go with the pistachios! Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I love eggplant and Baba Ganoush, your recipes is so perfect! I haven’t made it in forever so thanks for the reminder. Great photos too ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Trish

      Thanks so much, Nancy ๐Ÿ™‚

  • So healthy, fresh and delicious. Great way to feed little ones some eggplant.

  • Hi Trish, What a Great recipe! I love eggplants but Iโ€™ve never tried Baba Ganoush! Can’t believe I’ve never tried something so delicious, shame on me! After reading your recipe I will definitely give it a try!
    Great pics too ๐Ÿ™‚

  • That looks amazing! Love the little eggplants!

  • I love baba ganoush but have never even thought about making it at home! How did I miss that memo? Theres a middle eastern restaurant that does amazing things with eggplants near me but my BF wont eat there – the downfall of dating a picky eater. They also cub it and serve it in a vinegar sauce – if you know anything about this please let me know as I don’t know what its called but its amazing.