Baba Ghanouj on Pita Recipe

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Marcia Gray Modified: March 21, 2022
Baba Ghanouj on Pita Recipe

How To Make Baba Ghanouj on Pita

Baba ghanouj is a rich and creamy Middle Eastern dip made of eggplants, lemon juice, and olive oil. This recipe serves it on warm pita for a tasteful snack!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 2large eggplants,(about 2 lbs each)
  • 3tbspolive oil
  • ¾tspsalt
  • ½tspfresh ground black pepper
  • 8pitas
  • ¼cuplemon juice,(from about 1 lemon)
  • 1cuptahini
  • ¾tspground cumin
  • 2garlic cloves
  • lbsromaine lettuce,(1 small head)
  • 1plum tomato
  • 1cucumber
  • ½tspwine vinegar

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 450 degrees F.

  2. Put the eggplant cubes on a large baking sheet and toss with 2 tablespoons of the oil and ¼ teaspoon each of the salt and pepper.

  3. Arrange the cubes in a single layer and roast, stirring occasionally, for about 15 minutes until soft and golden. Set aside to cool.

  4. Reduce the heat to 350 degrees F.

  5. Wrap the pitas in aluminum foil, making two packets of four, and warm in the oven for 10 minutes.

  6. Put the roasted eggplant, the lemon juice, tahini, cumin, garlic, and ¼ teaspoon of the salt in a blender or food processor puree until smooth.

  7. In a medium glass or stainless-steel bowl, combine the lettuce, tomato, and cucumber. Add the vinegar and the remaining tablespoon of oil and ¼ teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Toss to combine.

  8. Spread some of the baba ghanouj on each pita and then top with the salad. Enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 871.31kcal
  • Fat: 46.92g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.63g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 20.06g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 17.18g
  • Carbohydrates: 102.73g
  • Fiber: 32.37g
  • Sugar: 20.27g
  • Protein: 28.69g
  • Sodium: 958.05mg
  • Calcium: 463.46mg
  • Potassium: 2420.84mg
  • Iron: 13.75mg
  • Vitamin A: 1869.91µg
  • Vitamin C: 35.18mg
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