Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Baba Ganoush

UPDATED:  I grew these amazing eggplant this summer (2011).  They are called Turkish Orange.  They taste lovely and made an amazing baba ganoush:

I used the same recipe as below, a post I put up last summer...  Enjoy.

I love eggplant and this summer they are sweeter than ever. Why?  hmmm.....  something to learn about.  Well I got a bunch between my garden and the CSA and made a great Baba Ganoush using this recipe:


  • 1 eggplant, halved
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil

I grilled my eggplant first, you could also roast them in an oven at 350 degrees for 30 min. or until soft.  Once roasted remove from skin and place in blender or food processor.

Add lemon juice, tahini, sesame seeds, and garlic, puree.  Add salt and pepper to taste and transfer to bowl.  Mix in olive oil and refrigerate at least 1 hr before eating.

Serve with mini toasts, veggies, or crackers.  Super yummy with basil and tomatoes.


  1. Sounds great. My one attempt making baba ganoush was a flop, but I know what I messed up. I want to be a guest blogger about the tomato sauce I made tonight. It was great and so easy to make. I just pureed all of the great tomatoes I have - either from the farmers' markets or my co-worker's garden. And then and I snuck in pureed carrots and zuchinni and no one noticed! I simmered it all together with onions and garlic and tons of fresh basil. We had pizza and I didn't need to force a vegetable on the side because all the vegs were in the sauce. - Carla

  2. Marisa, You are doing a great job! Photos are awesome and you blog with enthusiasm. Love it! I made my usual grilled vegi's. It was a desperate act to cook them, I had too many to eat too quickly. I added a bunch of diced jalapeno peppers. Good heat. For breakfast this morning re-heated the vegi's and cracked an egg over the top. Yum! I added you to my RSS:)

  3. I love baba ganoush! I added sesame seeds to my grocery list and am making this tonight.

    also, from Carla's comment, I'm going to sneak zucchini in my sauce too - great idea.