Sunday, October 13, 2013

SRC - Baba Ghanoush




Its time for Secret Recipe Club again - I love being part of this fun club! My favorite part of the SRC is assignment day - I love when I get that e-mail in my inbox with the link to the blog that I get to choose my recipe from. I also love that all of my assignments have all come from blogs I have never been to before, it's really a great opportunity to find some fabulous bloggers out there and some delicious recipes. If you are not familiar with exactly how this club works, you can stop by the website and learn all about it - maybe even join in! Basically you are (secretly) assigned a blog to checkout, browse through their recipes, choose one to make and blog about it. It's a lot of fun!

This month I was assigned Searching for Spice.  I had so much fun looking through the recipes on this blog there were so many delicious options.  I decided to make this Baba Ghanoush because it is something I have always wanted to make but for some reason I never have.  This was a great time to give it a try.  I can't believe how easy it was to make!  I am already excited about making baba ghanoush again and I am already thinking about different ways to change the recipe up a bit, maybe add some sun dried tomatoes or kalamata olives next time.  The only complaint I had with this dip was that I kept needing to add salt.  I just felt like I couldn't get the right amount in there.  I tweaked the recipe a tad at the end by topping it with a drizzle of olive oil and some fresh parsley from the garden....enjoy!!!


recipe adapted from Searching for Spice
Ingredients:
1 medium sized eggplant
1 large garlic clove
2 teaspoons of tahini
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon cumin
3 teaspoons of lemon juice
drizzle of olive oil
salt and pepper

Toppings (optional):
drizzle of olive oil
paprika
chopped fresh parsley

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prick the eggplant a few times with a fork and put in the oven to roast for about 50 minutes or until the skin seems to be blackened. Leave to cool (this can be done way in advance.)
Slice the eggplant in half and scoop out the flesh into a food processor or blender (I actually found it easier to peel the skin off with my hands - it came off easily.)  Add the rest of the ingredients to the food processor along with the eggplant and blend well.
Taste to see if any additional seasoning is needed.
Serve in a bowl, make a small indentation with the back of a spoon on the top and drizzle olive oil on the dip.  Top with parsley and paprika and enjoy with pita chips and/or vegetable sticks.


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20 comments:

  1. Nothing better than babaganooj. I've got all the ingredients to try this recipe. Looks amazing.

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  2. your recipe looks amazing, I have made this before but much more tahini will try yours.

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  3. Visiting from Group C - love me some baba ghanoush but have never made it myself!

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  4. I've wanted to try making Baba Ganoush for a long time as well, now I have a recipe to try. Great choice for SRC.

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  5. Looks great! I'll have to try it the next time I buy eggplant. Great SRC choice!

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  6. I'm glad you liked it and I love the way you've presented it.

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  7. Baba ghanoush is one of my favorite mezze to snack on! yours sounds super tasty.

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  8. Hi Danielle,
    YUM! I could eat that whole bowl of Baba Ghanoush all by myself, just love it! Great choice for the SRC, have a fun day!
    Miz Helen

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  9. Baba Ghanoush is so tasty! I have never made it but since I have everything in the fridge we are in for a treat!! Great SRC selection.

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  10. I've always wanted to try this as well.

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  11. A nice change from our usual hummus and pita chips, and a great way to use eggplant.

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  12. Yes! This is exactly what I want to make next time I'm staring at an eggplant on my counter. Thanks for sharing--pinned to try it soon.

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  13. Mmm this look's SO good, and it seems pretty easy to make too! I made your recipe for Pumpkin Pie Smoothie, but I forgot to add my link today. I sent email to April so hopefully she can fix that for us. It was delicious!

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  14. http://www.jennys-cookbook.blogspot.ca/2013/10/pumpkin-pie-smoothie-secret-recipe-club.html - here's my post

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  15. My husband is the eggplant fan, but I can be persuaded to be one with your baba ghanoush! Beautiful!

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  16. Love baba ganoush. I can't wait to try yours out!

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  17. The best baba ganoush I ever tasted was at a local Persian restaurant. mmmm. Will have to try yours and see if it comes close.

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  18. I love baba ganoush, but never made it from scratch. Yours looks really delicious!

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  19. I looooove baba ghanoush but have never tried making it at home - must change that! This looks SO good + what a great SRC pick!

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  20. Oh yum, this is my favorite way to eat eggplant!

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