Baba Ghanoush

Baba Ghanoush

This is very similar to the Hummus, but made with roasted eggplants.


  • 3 large eggplants
  • 2 Tablespoons Tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • 1/2 lemon (juice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin (if you are in Germany, buy the cumin for this recipe at an Asian Market – German cumin tastes different)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 dash allspice or four spice mix (Quatre-épices)
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive oil


  • sweet paprika and olive oil to decorate
  • Pita bread to serve with


  1. eggplants roasted
    Place the eggplants on a pan, and roast them in the oven at 350º F (180º C) for 1 hour. Check every now and then to turn them to make sure that the eggplants are roasting evenly.
  2. Let the eggplants cool down in the fridge for about 3 hours.
  3. Slice the eggplants and then use a spoon to take the flesh out and place in a food processor.
  4. Add the rest of the  ingredients and blend to a paste.
  5. Spread some Baba Ghanoush on a Plate (see above image), and then sprinkle some sweet paprika on top.
  6. Pour around 3 Tablespoons olive oil over the Baba Ghanoush.
  7. Serve with Pita bread.