Friday, 24 May 2013

Something a bit different...Baba Ganoush

Baba ganoush
Writing about the houmous recipe the other day reminded me of another beautiful little dip/sandwich filling that I love: baba ganoush.  This yummy aubergine (eggplant) dish has a lovely smoky flavour and is great with flatbreads like roti (see the recipe here), as a dip with crudites or in a sandwich.  Makes a nice change.

We are hoping for some sunshine today to show off the best of the Welsh coast to my mum.  Fingers crossed ;-)

Wishing you a lovely weekend - I'll be back next week with some more tasty recipe ideas!

Baba Ganoush

3 aubergines
2-3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
4 tbsp tahini (sesame paste)
juice of 2 lemons
½-1 tsp chilli flakes
50g Greek yoghurt (optional)
1 tsp ground cumin
1-2 tbsp olive oil
Finely chopped parsley (optional)

  1. Roast the aubergines over a barbecue or over the flames of a gas ring (use tongs to turn them frequently) until the skins are blackened and the flesh soft. Alternatively, prick all over with a fork, place in a roasting tin and cook in a hot oven (200C/400F/gas mark 6) for 25-40 minutes, depending on size. Leave to cool slightly, then peel.
  2. Put the flesh into a bowl and mash to a rough paste with the garlic and a little salt. Stir in the tahini, lemon juice and chilli, whirl in the yoghurt, if using, and spoon into a bowl. Scatter with cumin, trickle over some olive oil and scatter with parsley. 
(recipe taken from The Guardian newspaper, 16/10/2010)


  1. We LOVE baba ganoush! It's very hard to find at the store so guess we'll have to make our own, thanks to you!

    1. I'm glad you love this - it's one of my favourites :-) Kirsten x

  2. Sending a big hello to Kirsten's Mum all the way from Downunder in South Australia :-)

    1. Thank you :-) She'll love that - she's amazed at all the different countries my blog readers are from :-)