Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Pat's Grilled Baba Ganoush

Remember with Baba Ganoush, a lot is open to your taste preferences. Some like more lemon, some more tahini paste........Enjoy! The nutrition facts for this wonderful dish can be found at Calorie Count!

Pat’s Grilled Baba Ganoush


1 eggplant
1 t olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice – or more to taste
1/4 cup tahini – or more to taste
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
2 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil


Heat the grill. When the grill is hot, slice the eggplant to about 1/2 inch thick, brush with a bit of olive oil, and grill until soft (about 10-14 minutes), allow to cool and then chop.

Place eggplant, lemon juice, tahini, sesame seeds, and garlic in an electric blender, and puree – or place in a large bowl and blend with an immersion blender. Remove to a bowl and season the mix with a bit of salt and pepper. Slowly stir in olive oil, taste and adjust seasonings. Cover the bowl tightly and refrigerate a few hours before serving.


  1. This looks SO good! I love love love baba ganouj but am now forced to make my own, because they don't sell it at the market anymore. :(

  2. Do you have to peel the eggplant at some point?

  3. I would suspect it is not peeled, but I'll check with Pat to make sure!

  4. Oh - so yum! I can't wait to try this.

  5. I make my own eggplant parm by roasting whole pricked eggplant in the oven and scooping out the flesh and it's very tasty but this sounds interesting. Will have to try it

    1. roasting and grilling both add wonderful flavor!

  6. oops... I meant babaganoush

    1. :D yep, I knew that! have a great day!