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Baba Ghanoush

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Nutrition Facts

Makes: 6 Serving(s)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 101.3

Total Fat: 7.1g

Saturated Fat: 1g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 200mg

Total Carbohyrdates: 8.7g

Dietary Fiber: 3.8g

Protein: 3.2g

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Category: Appetizers

This Recipe Makes: 6 Serving(s)


This is great for dipping and as a side to any meat dish.

What you'll need

  • 1 large eggplant or 2 small eggplants
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 heaping tablespoon tahini (sesame seed butter, available in most natural-food stores)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (or up to 1 teaspoon)
  • 1 1/2 med garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 dash paprika for garnish
  • 1 pinch parsley for garnish


  • Step 1
    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Leaving the eggplant whole and unpeeled, bake it on a baking sheet until soft, about 30 minutes. (For a smoother baba ghanoush, remove the peel from the eggplant before blending.) Allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Step 2
    Cut eggplant(s) open, remove as many seeds as you can, and cut the remaining flesh into cubes. Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth.
  • Step 3
    Garnish with parsley and paprika, and serve with rice crackers, non-wheat bread, or dipping vegetables such as carrots and celery.

Diabetic Exchanges

  • Non-Starchy Vegetables: 1 1/2
  • Fat: 1 1/2