Thursday, July 24, 2008

This one's for you, Jenn

Jenn had long ago requested a recipe for Baba Ganouj. R likes this so much he even named one of his stuffed horses Baba Ganouj (yeah, that was a tough one to explain to his older preschool teacher during "bring a stuffed friend to school day.")

If you like hummus but have never tried Baba Ganouj, I think you'll find it quite yummy.

Baba Ganouj

1 large eggplant
3-4 T chopped cilantro or parsley
juice of 1/2 lemon
2-3 T tahini
1-2 garlic cloves
1 T olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Poke the eggplant with a fork a few times and throw it into the oven in a pan for about 30 minutes or until it looks like it is deflated a bit and soft to the touch. Let stand for 30 minutes or pop it into the fridge until you are ready to make your Baba Ganouj.

Scope out the flesh of the eggplant and mix it with the remaining ingredients in a food processor. Taste...alter as needed. Serve with veggies or pita chips.

Jenn, hope this meets your need. I love making this with R because he loves using the food processor. Let me know what you think!



Laura said...

Hey, thanks for posting this... I cannot find my recipe for this and so I was thrilled to find one that uses the same ingredients! I use parsley since I really don't like cilantro. And I love to serve it with warm pitas and carrots!

JerseyBaby said...

I'm so excited to try this, but will probably have to be mysterious about the ingredients until after the kids taste it and love it.

Steel Magnolia said...

looks yummy! I will have to try...

Deep in the Heart said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you. We used to buy Wegman's in the quart container, but alas, none have made it here. BTW my parents found a Trader Joe's while in CA last week, but it was on the way back to the airport. Such a tease!

Slacker Mama said...

I'm with JB...of course I'd be hiding the ingredients from John...but whatev.

whitneyingram said...

I just laughed out loud about the hourse named Baba Ganouj. That is amazing!

I will be giving this a try soon. Thanks for the recipe!

Te$an said...

seemed to be delicious....may I try some?;))

whitneyingram said...

I am finally going to try this this week. And I just looked at my last comment on this post and it was almost a year ago. Wow, I am a real slacker mama.