Baba Ganoush

Super simple
Super simple
Super simple
Super simple
0:15 m

Make this as part of a mezze platter to wow your guests - we promise it will be worth the effort! If you're feeling extra adventurous, try adding falafel

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For the recipe

<item-todo-done>3 tbsp tahini<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>80 tbsp extra virgin olive oil<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tbsp pomegranate seeds<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>3 aubergines<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>3 garlic cloves<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> Juice of 1 lemon<item-todo-done>

Before you start

Grill on high heat | Line a baking tray with foil | Salad spinner or colander | Fine grater or Microplane

Place the whole aubergines on the lined baking tray

  • Put the tray on the top shelf of the grill 
  • Grill for 1 hour, turning occasionally, until very, very tender 
  • Remove the tray from the grill 
  • Pull up the foil around the aubergines and seal the top to make a package 
  • Leave to steam for 10 minutes (or until you’re ready to make the baba ganoush)

Open the foil and, when cool enough to handle, slice each aubergine in half lengthways

  • Scoop the flesh into a salad spinner or colander
  • Spin gently to remove all the moisture, or gently press the aubergine in the colander until most of the liquid has dripped out
  • Transfer to a mixing bowl

Now combine with the rest of the ingredients

  • Peel and grate the garlic into the bowl 
  • Cut the lemon in half and squeeze in the juice, catching any pips with your other hand 
  • Stir vigorously for 2 minutes until you have a paste 
  • Stir in the tahini 
  • Slowly add the 80ml olive oil, stirring continuously to allow the mixture to emulsify and become really creamy 
  • Season generously with salt 
  • Taste and add more lemon juice if necessary 
  • Roughly chop the parsley and add most to the bowl, stirring it in

Transfer to a serving dish

  • Make a small well in the middle and pour in 1 tablespoon olive oil 
  • Garnish with a few more parsley leaves and a handful of pomegranate seeds, if using, and serve
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