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baba ganoush

Recipe: Vegan Baba ganoush Spread

A middle-eastern favorite that makes everyone happy and makes a great snack.
5 from 17 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Resting Time 5 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Savory Snack, Sides
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Middle-Eastern, Plant-based, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 256 kcal


  • 2 eggplants medium (Italian or American black eggplants)
  • cup tahini sesame paste
  • 3 garlic cloves roasted or 1 raw
  • 2 juiced fresh lemons
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt or more to taste

To Serve:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil extra-virgin
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika preferably smoked
  • ½ pomegranate red seeds
  • parsley chopped, to garnish


  • Pierce the eggplants with a fork, roast them on an open flame (or in the oven if you don’t have a gas stove).
    2 eggplants
  • Allow eggplant to roast over the flame for 20-25 minutes, moving them every 5 minutes. The larger the eggplant, the longer it will take to roast.
  • When finished, remove from the flame and put them on a plastic bag, let them rest for 5 mins, save the steamed liquid and proceed to peel it with a sawed knife. Discard the skin.
  • Let the eggplant return to room temperature and proceed to peel the skin with a saw blade knife.
  • Mash the eggplant pulp with a fork or a masher.
  • Mix all the ingredients plus some of the eggplant liquid, about 2-3 tablespoons.
    ⅓ cup tahini, 3 garlic cloves, 2 juiced fresh lemons, ½ teaspoon cumin, ½ teaspoon sea salt or more to taste, 1 tablespoon olive oil, ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • Make sure all the ingredients are well mixed until you have an uniform paste.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and paprika and garnish with fresh parsley and/or pomegranate seeds.
    ½ pomegranate



I don’t recommend using a food processor here. The texture is much better when using a fork.


Calories: 256kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 7gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 305mgPotassium: 788mgFiber: 11gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 91IUVitamin C: 39mgCalcium: 73mgIron: 2mg
Keyword aurbegine, babaganoush, eggplant
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