Baba Ganoush

Baba Ganoush is a healthy and easy dip made with roasted eggplant, garlic, lemon juice and greek yogurt that is a great swap or complement to your favorite hummus!

Serve up this middle eastern dip with Tabouli Salad, Middle Eastern Chicken Kebabs (Shish Tawook) or Greek Chickpea Salad for the perfect summer meal.

Baba Ganoush Baba Ganoush Recipe

Long before Hummus was the zero point wonder that it currently is, we used to make this Baba Ganoush to replace hummus in meditteranean mezze platters as well as in falafel wraps. With roasted eggplant, garlic and lemon the flavors are reminiscent but lighter than the traditional hummus options.

The most¬† complicated part of this recipe (and I promise it isn’t even complicated) is the roasting of the eggplant.

How to Roast Eggplant:

The first thing is we want a lot of the surface area to roast, so we cut the eggplant into steaks.  Do not peel or remove the skin of the eggplant in this step as it will help keep the structural integrity of the eggplant during and after roasting.

Second we are going to salt the eggplant so we can remove the excess moisture from the eggplant before roasting. You don’t have to wait too long in this process but a good 15 minutes should get the liquid out so the roasting will be easier.

You don’t have to worry about de-salting the eggplant, that is the entire salt content of the recipe and will be accounted for.

Once you let it cool you should be able to remove the skin quite easily, like wet tape.

The seeds are not to be removed, so all you have to do is scoop the mixture into the food processor and blend it well with the rest of the ingredients.

Baba Ganoush Dip Recipe

Baba Ganoush without Tahini

We are skipping the tahini in this recipe to save on points and to make the easier more accessible to those who don’t have ethnic grocery stores nearby. Tahini is a sesame seed paste made with sesame oil and it can quickly rack up points in both hummus and baba ganoush. If you prefer a more authentic recipe, replace the greek yogurt with 2 tablespoons of Tahini.

What to serve with Baba Ganoush?

We love any grilled meats or appetizer plates with hummus, pita chips, stuffed grape leaves, kalamata olives and roasted bell peppers.

Weight Watchers Baba Ganoush Eggplant Dip

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Baba Ganoush

Baba Ganoush is a healthy and easy dip made with roasted eggplant, garlic, lemon juice and greek yogurt that is a great swap or complement to your favorite hummus!
Yield 4 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 1 large eggplant roughly a pound
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons fat free greek yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons parsley
  • paprika for garnish optional but recommended

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cut the eggplant into steaks or like you would tomato slices, about 1 inch thick.
  • Sprinkle with salt and let sit in a colander for 15 minutes to release some of the liquids.
  • Pat dry with a paper towel (don't rinse).
  • Spray with canola oil, and place on a silicone mat.
  • Roast for 25-30 minutes, then let cool.
  • Remove the skin from the eggplant then add the eggplant meat and the rest of the ingredients in a food processor together until well combined.

Nutrition

Calories: 47kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.1g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 146mg | Fiber: 4.3g | Sugar: 3.8g
Baba Ganoush Weight Watchers
Healthy Baba Ganoush Recipe

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a trained professional chef who has cooked for private clients for over a dozen years. Experienced in handling dietary restrictions, allergies and picky kid eaters, she's well versed in coming up with healthy, yet flavorful recipes.

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  1. This was so yummy ! I served it with triscuits , pita breads and veggies .

    Also, I signed up with my email a long time ago , and do not get any email updates when You post new recipes . Maybe, I misunderstood the part about the daily recipes part .

    Thanks for all of your hard work with this site .

    1. Those are perfect to go along with this!

      I’ll admit, it’s been a busy summer so we are bit behind on new recipes for the site. Now that school is back in session, we will be putting more content out! You can also subscribe to Push Notifications if you are using Chrome that will send you to more recipes in the site throughout the month.