While they’re not the same thing, if you love hummus, you should definitely try Baba Ganoush if you haven’t before! Hummus is great but sometimes you just want to switch it up. Baba Ganoush is a dip made with roasted eggplant, garlic, lemon, and a few other simple ingredients. This delicious dip is a Mediterranean dish. I find a lot of baba ganoush from the store is filled with unnecessary ingredients that end up making the dish not even close to how it is traditionally prepared. All you need is a few basic simple ingredients to make this dip traditional and delicious! You’ll love serving this quick and easy dip as an appetizer this holiday season for parties and gatherings. But it’s also amazing for anytime of the year, especially when you’re a bit sick of hummus and you want something else instead.
Baba ganoush is very simple to prepare. Just roast 2 medium eggplants whole, then slice them and remove the flesh from inside. Blend all of the ingredients together in a food processor until you get the consistency you like and you’re all set! Typically, baba ganoush is served chilled, but it doesn’t take long for the vegan baba ganoush to cool down after it’s been prepared. Since I like to cook oil-free when possible, I omitted oil from this recipe and substituted it with tahini instead. I love the flavours of the roasted eggplant, lemon, parsley, garlic, and tahini together. I recommend serving the vegan baba ganoush with veggies, crackers, pita bread, baguette, tortilla chips, and more! It’s also really delicious on sandwiches, pitas, and wraps. This recipes serves around 3-4 people if you’re eating it as a dip, but if you’re making it for yourself and using it as a dip or condiment, it will last you many uses. Enjoy!