Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence
Print
Baba Ghanoush with Warm Pita
Total:
45 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
30 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
45 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
30 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 4 baby Italian eggplants (about 1 pound total), scored
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon tahini paste
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Handful cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
Pita Crisps:
  • 8 large pita rounds, cut into strips
  • 2 tablespoons za'atar dry spice
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt

Directions

Split the eggplants in half through the stem and score sides. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt. Grill eggplants on a very hot grill pan until skins are wrinkled and black and flesh side is nicely charred. 

When the eggplants are cool enough to handle, cut off tops.

In a food processor, combine eggplant, garlic, tahini, lemon juice, cumin, and cilantro and puree until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Pour in the olive oil and pulse again to incorporate. Taste and adjust seasoning, as needed. Pour into a serving bowl and garnish with a drizzle of olive oil and some roughly chopped cilantro. Serve with pita strips for dipping. 

To make pita strips. 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Put the pita wedges in a large mixing bowl. Combine za'atar spice mix and extra-virgin olive oil and drizzle over wedges. Season with salt and toss to coat evenly. Lay out pita wedges on a roasting tray and bake in the hot oven for 10 to 15 minutes until warmed through. If you prefer a crispier pita bake for a further 5 to 7 minutes. Serve warm with baba ghanoush. 

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Step-by-step photos

Steak Essentials 03:26

Everything you need to know to select and grill a perfect steak.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Baba Ghanoush

Recipe courtesy of Silvena Rowe

Ali El Chami's Baba Ghanoush

Recipe courtesy of Ali El Chami

Baba Ghannouj

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Baba Ganoush

Recipe courtesy of Siba Mtongana

Cranberry Baba Cakes

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Baba au Rhum

Recipe courtesy of Le Louis XV Restaurant

Baba with Rum

Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali

On TV

Eat St.

9am | 8c

Eat St.

9:30am | 8:30c

Eat St.

10am | 9c

Eat St.

10:30am | 9:30c

Unique Eats

11am | 10c

Unique Eats

11:30am | 10:30c

Unique Eats

12pm | 11c

Unique Eats

12:30pm | 11:30c

Unique Eats

1pm | 12c

Unique Eats

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Carnival Eats

6:30pm | 5:30c

Carnival Eats

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Carnival Eats

8pm | 7c

Carnival Eats

8:30pm | 7:30c

Carnival Eats

9:30pm | 8:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Carnival Eats

12am | 11c

Carnival Eats

12:30am | 11:30c

Carnival Eats

1am | 12c

Carnival Eats

1:30am | 12:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here