Baba Ghanoush (Eggplant dip)

The first time I hosted a dinner for work colleagues, I was a little nervous. So many different dietary restrictions to consider. We have vegetarians, vegans, and someone with Celiac disease and is strictly gluten-free. I stuck with Middle-Eastern foods and it was a hit! There was something for everyone. This baba ghanoush dish is something that is not regularly found in my small town grocery store, and so many people enjoyed trying it!

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Baba Ghanoush (Eggplant dip)

  • Author: ThymesChange
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 5 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Baba Ghounoush is a traditional mezza type dip. It is a great addition to a big mezza type dinner, or when you have leftovers for the next day, but not enough to fill everyone up.


  • 1 small jar of eggplant.
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 45 tablespoons tahini (store-bought or homemade)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1.5 teaspoons salt
  • Pita bread


  1. Put all ingredients together in a bowl and mash together. Alternatively, you could put it in a blender and pulse lightly. It should have a chunky consistency.
  2. Spoon into pita bread and eat as a sandwich, or use the bread as a dip.
  3. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: mezza
  • Method: blender
  • Cuisine: middle-eastern