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Baba Ganoush with Chermoula – The Almond Eater


This basic Baba Ganoush recipe is taken up a notch with the addition of chermoula, an herby Moroccan sauce, drizzled on high. Add sliced zucchini and crunchy roasted chickpeas and you’ve got a wholesome but elevated appetizer. 

a bowl of baba ganoush topped with chickpeas, green sauce, sliced zucchini, and pita chips

If you cannot inform, I am completely obsessive about this Baba Ganoush recipe. It is my tackle a dish I had the final time I used to be in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and for sure, it was love at first chunk. 

I instantly snapped a photograph of the baba, as a result of I knew I wished to attempt to recreate it to the perfect of my capacity. I believe I nailed it with this recipe! 

I spotted I had many hummus recipes (like my favourite buttery hummus) and sauces, like this zhoug sauce, and this recipe type of combines the 2. Or, higher but, it is a like my chimichurri hummus, however higher (yeah, I mentioned it!). 

Recipe options

  • Options a number of completely different textures and flavors: baba ganoush, chermoula, zucchini, and roasted chickpeas.
  • Whereas this recipe is a bit more complicated, you could add it to your checklist of issues to make subsequent time you could have visitors over. It is a show-stopper and a singular spin on basic baba.
  • This recipe simply so occurs to be dairy-free, vegan and gluten free! 

Components

This checklist offers additional clarification on a number of of the components; the complete ingredient checklist is beneath within the recipe card. 

Eggplant – Medium-sized eggplant work greatest, but when the shop would not have that measurement, go for 1 giant or 3 small eggplant. 

Garlic – I purchase pre-peeled entire garlic cloves to make issues a bit of faster. I do advocate recent garlic over garlic powder. 

Lemon juice – I do know it is tempting to purchase pre-squeezed juice, however do not do it! Freshly squeezed lemon juice tastes higher, and requires minimal effort. 

Tahini – Imagine it or not, the type of tahini you utilize makes an enormous distinction within the total taste. In the event you can, purchase high-quality tahini (I LOVE Soom model). 

Olive oil – Just like the tahini, use high-quality further virgin olive oil, as it would make the baba ganoush and chermoula style their greatest.

Parsley – Contemporary parsley, at all times! 

Instructions

Step 1: Make the baba ganoush. Roast the eggplant, then scoop out the flesh and place it in a tremendous mesh strainer to take away the surplus juices. Switch it to a bowl, together with the opposite baba components, then use a fork to mash every part collectively. 

2 images: roasted eggplant on a baking sheet in the left and mashed in a bowl on the right

Step 2: Make the chermoula. Whereas the eggplant is roasting, add all the chermoula components EXCEPT the olive oil to a meals processor and mix. With the motor operating, pour the oil in by the highest and pulse till every part is mixed. 

green herby sauce in a food processor

Step 3: Add garnishes (optionally available however really helpful). To hurry issues alongside, I extremely recommend utilizing my air fryer chickpeas methodology for roasting the chickpeas. Then, you may «roast» the zucchini and pita on a baking sheet within the oven at 400° for 7-10 minutes. 

seasoned chickpeas in an air fryer

Step 4: Assemble. Scoop the baba out and onto a serving dish, then drizzle the chermoula overtop (NOTE: you might wish to solely use half, then add extra later). Sprinkle the chickpeas and zucchini overtop and luxuriate in! 

Ideas and FAQs

  • You need the feel of the baba to be principally clean, however there can be a number of lumps and that is okay!
  • At all times add salt to style! I’ve a really helpful quantity listed, however at all times do a fast style take a look at to see when you suppose something wants extra salt. 

What ought to I serve this appetizer with?

I would go for pita bread, pita chips, crostini, or uncooked greens like carrots and/or cucumbers. 

What is the distinction between baba ganoush and hummus?

Whereas the flavour profile is comparable, the primary ingredient in baba is eggplant, whereas the primary ingredient in hummus is chickpeas. They each use tahini, lemon juice and olive oil, however the total style is not the identical. 

Storage

Fridge: Retailer leftovers in an hermetic container within the fridge for as much as 4 days. Serve it chilly or let it come to room temperature earlier than serving (as much as you!). 

a bowl of tan-colored dip topped with roasted chickpeas and sliced zucchini surrounded by pita chips

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In the event you made this recipe, you should definitely go away a remark and star score beneath. Thanks! 

a bowl of baba ganoush topped with chickpeas, green sauce, sliced zucchini, and pita chips

Baba Ganoush with Chermoula

This basic Baba Ganoush recipe is taken up a notch with the addition of chermoula, an herby Moroccan sauce, drizzled on high. Add sliced zucchini and crunchy roasted chickpeas and you’ve got a wholesome but elevated appetizer. 

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