Baba Ganoush (Roasted Eggplant dip) with Microgreens

Baba Ganoush (Roasted Eggplant dip)

Baba Ganoush (Roasted Eggplant dip)

I love Eggplant but I am tired of the same old Parmesan which is full of breading and sauce.  I want my vegetables to come out naturally with its own distinct texture and flavor.  Baba Ganoush is a roasted eggplant dish that brings out the natural sweetness of eggplant that has a hint of garlic and lemon to bring a party to my mouth.  This dish is great with flat bread or pita bread.  Or if you want to avoid all carbohydrate, I find this dish can be served with apple slices.  Eggplant is a very good source of dietary fiber, vitamin B1, and copper. It is a good source of manganese, vitamin B6, niacin, potassium, folate, and vitamin K. Eggplant also contains phytonutrients such as nasunin and chlorogenic acid.

Serving of 8

2 bags or 2 lbs Eggplants (ends cut and split in the middle)
½ cup Olive oil
1 teaspoon  OR

1 bunch

Minced garlic                                                                                       OR

Elephant Garlic bulb (Chopped)

1 large Lemon (squeezed)
To taste Salt and pepper
2 pieces Tandoor baked bread or pita bread enough to serve 6
½ oz  OR

1 bunch

Microgreens (I prefer the sweet/salad type or the hot radish shown above)  or                                                                                Springs of fresh sweet mint
  1. Cut the ends off the eggplants and split them in the middle;
  2. Toss eggplants in olive oil;
  3. Cook on the grill in a pan for 30-40 minutes (or until smoky/charred)
  4. Let the eggplants cooled and scrape the insides into a processor or mixture
  5. Add garlic to eggplant and pulse in the processor/mixture until blended;
  6. Add lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste
  7. Garnish with micro greens or fresh sweet mint
  8. Serve over hot bread or go completely low carbohydrate by using slices of apple;
  9. Add pansies to freshen up the look and provide natural antihistamine;
  10. You can also keep them refrigerated for a week.

Tag:  eggplant, Mediterranean diet, micro greens, flat bread, pansies, olive oil, niacin, potassium, dietary fiber, folate, antioxidant, Agriscaping, Utopian Harvest, Eat Grow and Share,