Epic Baba Ganoush

  • prep: 20 min
  • cook: 35 min
  • total: 55 min
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  • Summary

    This baba ganoush recipe is the best! It's easy to make, too (no food processor required). You'll need eggplant, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and spices. Recipe yields about 1 3/4 cups (enough to serve 4 to 6 as an appetizer).

    Ingredients

    • 2 pounds Italian eggplants (about 2 small-to-medium eggplants*)
    • 2 medium cloves of garlic, pressed or minced
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, more if necessary
    • 1/4 cup tahini
    • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing the eggplant and garnish
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, plus extra for garnish
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt, to taste
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
    • Pinch of smoked paprika, for garnish
    • Serving suggestions: warmed or toasted pita wedges, carrot sticks, bell pepper strips, cucumber slices, etc.

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 496 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 36 g 55.84%
    • Saturated Fat: 11 g 54.53%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 27 mg 9%
    • Sodium: 1038 mg 43.24%
    • Calcium: 383 mg 38.34%
    • Potassium: 480 mg 13.7%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 6 mg 35.36%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 34 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 12 g 49.39%
    • Sugar: 7 g
    • Protein: 15 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 5 g
    • Vitamin A 194.41%
    • Vitamin C 16.43%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat7
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables2
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy1 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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