Quick Baba Ganoush

Quick Baba Ganoush

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Quick Baba Ganoush

Recipe Type: Appetizer

Cuisine: Middle Eastern

Author: Caroline

Prep time: 20 mins

Cook time: 10 mins

Total time: 30 mins

Serves: 1 small bowl

Baba Ganoush is a delicious eggplant dip which is dairy and gluten free and perfect for nibbles at any dinner party.

Ingredients

  • 1 aubergine / eggplant
  • 2 – 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 1⁄2 tbps tahini paste
  • 2 tbsp lemon
  • salt / pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh coriander

Instructions

  1. Start by slicing your aubergine into 1 cm thick rounds and lay flat on a tray
  2. Sprinkle about pinch of salt over each slice and leave them for 10 – 15 minutes
  3. The salt helps draw out the water from the aubergine
  4. Using a paper towel, dry the aubergines, then drizzle with a good amount of olive oil
  5. Stick the aubergine under a hot grill for about 4 minutes each side or until they are cooked through and even slightly charred is fine
  6. You can add a dash more olive oil on the other sides when you turn them to help then cook better.
  7. Once cooked, leave to one side to cool down
  8. I like to throw a clean tea towel over them to help keep them moist while cooking
  9. Peel the skin off the aubergine and discard - don't worry if there is a little still on.
  10. Add the cooked aubergine a blender with the garlic, lemon and tahini paste
  11. Add a pinch of salt and pepper to season and whiz until smooth
  12. Serve in a bowl with a sprinkle of coriander on top

Notes

Just a note, if you and more time you could cook the aubergine whole, whole in foil in the oven and the grill after to char. This dish is all about the smokey grilled flavour, so if you had a BBQ on, cook on there for that wonderful smokey flavour!

 

 

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