Baba Ghanoush recipe

Preparation Time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Baba ghanoush is a yummy aubergine spread that can also be used as a dip. It's made with sesame oil, lemon juice and garlic and is wonderful paired with grilled lamb or flatbreads.


  • 1kg aubergines (3-4 medium aubergines)
  • 4 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • Salt and pepper
  • Juice of 2 lemons, or more to taste
  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Prick the aubergines with a fork. Heat oven grill to high. Place the aubergines into the oven and grill until the skin is blackened. Place into a plastic bag and leave to cool, then remove the skin with your hands. Place the aubergine into a bowl.

  2. You can either mash the aubergine with a fork for a chunkier texture, or puree it in a food processor for a smooth texture. Mince the garlic cloves and stir into the aubergine, along with the sesame oil, salt and pepper to taste and lemon juice to taste. Spoon into a bowl and drizzle with olive oil to serve.

Add some lime juice instead of lemon juice for a spin on the dish, or try adding some chopped roasted peppers for a little sweetness. Recipe serves 8.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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