Baba ghanoush is a Middle Eastern dish made of cooked, mashed eggplant, tahini (sesame seed paste), and seasonings. Traditional recipes call for olive oil and salt, but I do not use these ingredients, so they are left out. I serve this as a dip with fresh vegetables or as a topping for potatoes instead of sour cream or butter.Print
Above: The eggplant before roasting.
Above: The eggplant after roasting for one hour.
FYI: Do you know the difference between roasting and baking? If the food has a solid structure in the oven (like an eggplant or bell pepper), it is called roasting. If you're cooking food that doesn't have a solid structure, but will after it's cooked (like cookies or casseroles), it is called baking.
Above: Baba ghanoush served with cooked potatoes and lightly cooked vegetables.