Grill/Barbecue

GLOWING GREEN AUBERGINE DIP (BABA GANOUSH)

February 11, 2020
Photo by Tastes Like Green Spirit
Author Notes

Green Baba Ganoush - is that possible? It is! Aubergine, sesame paste, cumin, lemon, garlic and fresh baby spinach - incredibly delicious and healthy. —Tastes Like Green Spirit

  • Prep time 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Cook time 5 minutes
  • Serves 4 portions
Ingredients
  • 1 aubergine
  • 1 handful fresh baby spinach
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 clove of garlic, optional
  • 2 tablespoons tahini, sesame paste
  • 1 pinch sesame seeds, for decoration
  • mint leaves, for decoration
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/392°F, wash the eggplant and let it cook in one piece in the oven for one hour.
  2. When the eggplant is cooked through, let it cool briefly, cut open lengthways and carefully scrape out the pulp with a spoon. BEWARE: Now, let the pulp cool down to at least room temperature. It must not be warm or hot when you mix it with the other ingredients.
  3. When the pulp has cooled, add the sesame paste, the juice of 1/2 lemon and the zest of one lemon half, salt, pepper, cumin and spinach and mix with a hand blender or a food processor. You can als add the garlic, if you like.
  4. Arrange with sesame seeds, the other half of the lemon zest, pepper and mint in a small bowl.
  5. The dip can be kept in the fridge for 2-3 days.

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