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baba ganoush
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Keto Baba Ganoush
Keto Baba Ganoush
Keto Baba Ganoush

Ingredients

2 eggplants, cut in half, lengthwise
olive oil
1 tbsp tahini paste
2 green peppers, grilled and peeled
2 cloves of garlic
fresh parsley, chopped
extra virgin olive oil, to splash on top
juice of one lemon
salt
pepper
Often compared to hummus, Baba Ganoush is a low-carb Middle Eastern flavorful dip made of grilled eggplant and tahini paste combined with garlic and lemon.

Instructions

1.Preheat the oven to 175°C / 350°F
2.Cut the eggplant in half lengthwise. Cut the flesh in a crisscross pattern carefully, trying not to cut through the skin.
3.Set the halved eggplant, sprinkle with salt and drizzle with olive oil, generously.
4.Arrange on a baking tray, flesh-side facing up, then bake in the oven for around 45 minutes, or until soft.
5.Remove the baking tray from the oven and leave the eggplant aside to cool completely.
6.Take your food processor and start putting the ingredients in. Peel the garlic, add grilled and peeled paprika, chopped parsley, tahini, lemon juice and olive oil and finally peeled eggplant. Process until evenly combined.
7.Have a taste and add a tiny pinch of salt and pepper, if you think you think it needs it.
8.Serve it in a bowl and drizzle the top with some extra virgin olive oil.

Often compared with hummus, this low-carb Middle Eastern flavorful dip is made of smoked/grilled eggplant and tahini paste combined with garlic and lemon. Normally Baba Ganoush is served with flatbread or pita bread. I usually serve it with my crispy seed crackers.

Though similar to its Middle Eastern brother, hummus, Baba Ganoush is slightly lower in calories and significantly lower in carbs.

Originally, eggplant should be broiled over the open flame or grilled. Since not many of us have the option of lighting fire in our homes, the oven had to do the “grilling”. The only difference is in the richness of smoky flavor. If you do have a chance to grill it, definitely go for it. Smoke will add on to the already delicious flavor.

Anyone who knows me personally knows that I am incapable of following the recipe 100%. Cooking is playing for me so I tend to change, add, exclude, replace… in order to “personalize” dishes. Especially simple dishes, like this one. I followed the original recipe but added some grilled pepper and fresh parsley. I excluded cumin since I am not particularly fond of it.

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