BLACK SESAME BABA GANOUSH

Roasted eggplant is one of my all time favorite vegetables, so I easily fell in love with baba ganoush the first time I tried it. Little did I know how easy it is to make your own!

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With a few simple ingredients and my go to hand immersion blender, this recipe was smooth and ready for dipping, spreading and spooning.

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I highly recommend a hand immersion blender over a full size blender for any dips or sauces. It’s always troublesome to make smaller quantities in a blender when the blades spin and just miss your ingredients because it isn’t full enough.

I like to keep it simple by using this hand immersion blender in a big mug or small bowl. Be sure to pulse your blending if you’d like to keep your dip a little chunkier too!

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So bring on the eggplant this season! I’m ready to fill my fridge with a big ole’ bowl of baba ganoush for dipping with fresh veggies, slathering on sandwiches and topping salads.

Feel free to keep your baba ganoush in a covered bowl refrigerated for up to five days. In fact, I think it’s even tastier after a day or two when the flavors really meld.

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BLACK SESAME BABA GANOUSH

Prep time: 1 hr

Serves: 4

1 medium eggplant

2 tbsp tahini

1/2 lemon, juiced

2 garlic cloves, finely minced

1/4 tspn ground cumin

1/4 tspn pink Himalayan salt

1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley leaves

1 tspn olive oil
1. Preheat your oven to hi broil.
2. Half eggplant lengthwise and place on lined baking sheet. Pierce halves with a fork to help steam escape.
3. Broil for 2 minutes and flip for another 2 minutes.
4. Turn broiler off and heat oven to 375°F. Continue to roast eggplants for an additional 30 minutes.
5. While your eggplant roasts, mix tahini, lemon juice, garlic, cumin and salt in a small bowl with a fork and set aside.
6. Once your eggplants cool, add them to a large bowl with your tahini mixture. Use a fork to mash or gently pulse a hand immersion blender.
7. Let your baba cool before sprinkling with parsley and olive oil for serving. If you don’t let it cool, it will wilt your herbs!

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Hi friend, I’m so happy to see you! I’m Rebecca, health and wellness enthusiast, wanderlust traveler and persistent optimist. I’m here to share my wellness journey with you by creating inspiring recipes and motivational content… essentially, I’m your biggest cheerleader. Welcome to my blog.

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