Baba ghanoush

It’s not just any baba ghanoush! It is a smoky baba ghanoush

and even though the recipe is from my Italian friend I am sure my Lebanese friend will approve!

Ingredients (Makes about 150 gr)

· 2 big aubergines or eggplants

· 1 tsp paprika, smoked

· 1 tsp ground cumin

· 2 garlic gloves

· 1 tsp zaatar

· 1 Tbls tahini

· Juice of 2 lemon

· Pinch of salt


1. Preheat the grill to medium

2. Cut the eggplants and in half, lengthways and make criss-cross cuts through the flesh.

3. Place them cut side up on a baking tray.

4. Mix the paprika, the cumin and the olive oil and brush the eggplants.

5. Cook the eggplants until juices start to run

6. Set aside to cool for 10-15 min and then scoop the flesh of the eggplants and put in the blender along with garlic, zaatar, tahini, lemon juice and salt

7. Enjoy

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