Kitchen Therapy

Baba Ganoush

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IMG_7900.JPGThis week we are cooking Baba Ganoush with Cook the Book Fridays.
A group that cooks from My Paris Kitchen by David Lebovitz.
I’ve never made baba ganoush before.
I’ve always liked eggplants, I grew up eating a lot of grilled eggplant with garlic.
I also have a deep love of all things tahini.
So for me this dish was a total success.
Grilled eggplant, tahini paste, garlic, lemon, parsley, olive oil, cayenne pepper, cumin and salt blitzed together to make this earthy, healthy dip that has a good hit of spice.
We added it to our dinner plate instead of the horseradish we usually serve this with and it went wonderfully. Everyone loved it and I will definitely make this again.
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To read more thoughts on this dish, head over to the Cook The Book Fridays group.

16 thoughts on “Baba Ganoush

  1. Oh wow, this looks SO good and what a great pairing!

  2. Oh my goodness, that looks delicious!! Great serving idea too. Your Baba Ganoush looks wonderful (as does the rest of that meal!).

  3. I agree, this one was delicious! And what a perfect condiment for meat. I never thought of that.

  4. Beautiful! The dinner looks wonderful.
    I wish I shared in your enthusiasm, but am glad to hear I am in the minority this week.

    • Thanks Cher!
      I do have an odd love for eggplant 🙂
      There’s a Chilli eggplant dish at our local Thai shop that I can’t get enough of. If I see it on a menu I always order it!

  5. I like the idea of using this as a condiment. Your dinner looks terrific!

  6. Wow! This dinner plate looks so appetizing. Glad that the baba ganoush is a total success.

  7. That plate looks so good and such a great idea to serve it with dinner. Perfect combination. We loved this recipe.

  8. I’m hungry! What a great idea – the baba ganoush could be used with everything, beans, potatoes and, of course, meat. I have never made baba ganoush before either and found that it was not difficult. Had to use the broiler to char my eggplant so that was the best. I am sure you have gas burners in your new kitchen.

  9. Great idea to serve it as part of a main meal, other than a dip. Scrumptious dinner!

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