Learn How to Make Baba Ganoush
TAHINI HIVE WYAAA! Scoot over hummus, because this creamy smooth baba ganoush is gonna steal the show at your next summer spread. Get friendly with some eggplants and amp up the tastiness with extra Sizzle n Drizzle.
by the Graza team :-)
Active Time: 30 minutes
Full Time: 1 hr
Prick 4 pounds of eggplants with a fork so you don’t lose an eye. It’s very possible that as the eggplants are cooking, they can build up enough pressure to explode. Pricking prevents eggplant explosions.
Seriously char the eggplants and then char them some more. You can do this on a grill or in a broiler - let us tell you how.
If using a grill, heat your grill to medium and place eggplants directly over the heat. Turn occasionally, grilling until the eggplants are super charred and fully smooshy tender inside.
If using a broiler, turn broiler to high and place on a rack a few inches away. Place eggplants on a sheet tray and put under the broiler. Turn occasionally until eggplants are super charred and fully tender inside. If full char happens before full tender, move the rack away from broiler or turn the oven on until smooshy.
Pull them out and put on sheet trays with butcher paper or newspaper and let them fully cool.
While the eggplant is cooling, rough chop 6 cloves of garlic and a handful of parsley leaves.
Once your eggplant is fully cooled, cut lengthwise down each eggplant, open, and scoop the guts into a strainer.
Press the eggplant into the strainer with a spoon and discard the drippings. Set drained eggplant guts aside.
Add 4 tbsp of lemon juice, roughly chopped garlic, 5 tbsp of tahini, 1 tsp of kosher salt, ½ tsp of hot paprika, freshly ground pepper, and just under a cup of Sizzle (the longest squeeze) to a food processor. Process until smooth.
Add eggplant guts and chopped parsley into the food processor. Pulse in very short bursts until combined but still chunky.
Transfer to a big bowl and taste! Add more lemon juice, salt, or Drizzle based on your taste.
Serve with drizzles of Drizzle and excellent pita. Enjoy!