Baba Ghanouj Dip

Here's a recipe for baba ghanouj, a popular Middle Eastern eggplant dip. Serve this definite crowd pleaser with pita bread and trust me it will be gone in minutes.

This recipe, like almost everything else I make, is extremely simple. All you have to do is bake the eggplants and then put all the ingredients into a blender.


2 eggplants
1 heaping teaspoon tehina (sesame seed paste)
Juice of 2 lemons
1 garlic glove
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp coriander
2 tsp olive oil

Heat your oven to 350 degrees F. Place the eggplants on a baking sheet and bake for 30-40 minutes or until cooked through.

Remove the eggplants from the oven, allow them to cool and then proceed with peeling their skin.

Place the peeled eggplant into a blender with the rest of the ingredients (except the olive oil) and blend until the dip becomes a uniform consistency.

Place in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil.

Serves 4


  1. Hey thanks for adding me, you have a yummy blog....and baba ganouj looks inviting and I am sure it will taste good with the accopaniment you have suggested

  2. No way baba ghanouj is that simple! Why have I been fearing it all these years?...between this and your tebbouleh, I'm all set for party appetizers!

  3. Thanks so much Purva and Can Scribe :)

  4. Oh, this is a huge favorite with our family! Yours looks wonderful, it makes me want to make some soon!

  5. Beautiful Blog! I love baba ghanouj with toasted pita yummy.

  6. MMMMMM...this dip looks so appetizing!! Yummie!!

  7. Hi there!
    Instead of buy Tehina paste, can I use real sesame seeds and grind them to a paste for this recipe? The only Tehina paste I could find came in a rather large jar and I would much rather not waste all that Tehina for my one time adventures.
    I will appreciate any ideas you can offer. Thanks.

  8. TD: Hmmm... I've never done that myself but I made a quick google search online that gives some recipes for how to make your own tehini paste. I've never tried though so I don't know how it would turn out. If I give it a try I'll let you know and please let me know if you try it and it's successful - I also have a big jar of tehini in my fridge that I almost never use! :)


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