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January 9, 2020

Baba Ganoush Hummus

Filled with Mediterranean flavors, this Baba Ganoush Hummus is a tasty dip for veggies, pita chips, or salad topper. Easy to make and completely oil-free!

Baba Ganoush Hummus

The Mediterranean diet is all the rage right now. And for good reason! The typical Mediterranean diet is mostly comprised of healthy, whole foods. On the diet you eat vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and healthy fats daily. You're encouraged to eat beans often and limit dairy and red meat. Honestly, this diet is a great stepping stone to a whole-foods plant-based diet.

There are a couple foods on the Mediterranean diet that I personally choose not to eat, such as eggs, chicken, and olive oil. But if you're looking for baby steps to a healthy diet, the Mediterranean diet is a good place to start. Either way, this Middle Eastern-inspired Baba Ganoush Hummus is a delicious way to eat some healthy foods!

Baba Ganoush is an eggplant dip. Usually, you cook eggplant, mash it, and mix it with olive oil, tahini, lemon juice, and spices. Since I don't eat oil, I wanted to switch it up and make something that is just as delicious as regular Baba Ganoush, but without the artery-clogging oil.

I've been pretty obsessed with hummus lately. I recently made this delicious Creamy Garlic Peanut Dressing and Sweet Potato Hummus is my go-to recipe. So, I thought I'd create a mix of two Mediterranean dishes. Baba Ganoush + Hummus = Baba Ganoush Hummus.

Baba Ganoush Hummus is the best of both worlds. The slightly bitter eggplant melds so well with the chickpeas. Plus, baba ganoush is creamy and hummus is creamy, so this recipe is extra creamy. What's not to love about that?

Here's what you'll need to make this healthy, yummy dish:

Baba Ganoush Hummus Ingredients

  • Eggplant
  • Garlic
  • Chickpeas
  • Tahini
  • Lemon Juice
  • Cumin
  • Salt
  • Cayenne
  • Parsley

Baba Ganoush Hummus

Instructions

Step 1. Start by roasting the eggplant and garlic. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Slice the eggplant in half and place it cut-side down on the tray. Wrap a head of garlic in foil and put it on the tray with the eggplant. Roast the eggplant and garlic until they get soft. Roasting brings out the great flavors of these foods.

Step 2. Next, scoop the insides out of the eggplant and peel the garlic. Add them and the remaining ingredients to a food processor and blend until they combine to a thick, delicious dip.

Step 3. Enjoy with veggies, on salad, with pita chips, on spaghetti squash, or any way you like!

Recipe Prayer

Thank you God for giving us fresh, seasonal veggies. We are awestruck by the seasonal nature of your creation. Amen.

Baba Ganoush Hummus

Baba Ganoush Hummus

Filled with Mediterranean flavors, this Baba Ganoush Hummus is a tasty dip for veggies, pita chips, or salad topper. Easy to make and completely oil-free!

Author:

Elizabeth

Serves:

10

Prep:

10

min

cook:

30

min

total:

40

min

Ingredients

  • 3 Small Eggplants about 1 pound
  • 1 Head Garlic
  • 1 Can Chickpeas
  • 2 Tablespoons Aquafaba this is the liquid from the can of chickpeas
  • 1/4 Cup Tahini
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cayenne +/- to taste
  • Parsley, to serve

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400. Line a baking pan with aluminum foil.
  2. Slice the tops off the eggplant and then cut them in half lengthwise. Place the eggplant cut-side down on the baking pan. Cut the top off of the head of garlic and wrap with foil. Place on the baking sheet. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until the eggplant is soft.
  3. Remove the eggplant and garlic from the oven and let them cool.
  4. Scrape out the insides of the eggplant and squeeze the garlic cloves out of the skins. Place the eggplant and garlic and all the other ingredients in a food processor. Process until smooth. Enjoy!

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August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography