Baba ganoush - spread from aubergine

What is baba ganoush? It is a Mediterranean spread of grilled aubergine. It is often eaten with mezze (meze). Is baba ganoush vegan? And if you are not going to buy baba ganoush, can you easily make it yourself? Yes and yes Grilling takes some time, but on the other hand, your oven does the job in those 40-50 minutes. Then it's a matter of pureeing or mashing. Think of baba ganoush as a kind of eggplant hummus. Tahini is indispensable in baba ganoush!A magnificent combination of flavours, deliciously Middle Eastern.
Side dishSauce, dip and dressing2 wraps55 minutes preparation

This is what you need

For the baba ganoush:
Tahin1 heaped tbsp
Garlic1 clove
Olive oil2 tbsp
Pepper and salt




Ingrid Duifhuizen
Ingrid is the brand manager at TerraSana. She loves food - cooking, eating, sharing meals, writing, and talking about it. Recipe development and food photography are her passions on the side.

This is how you make it

  1. Preheat the oven to grill setting or as high as possible (with us it was set at 260 ° C).
  2. Leave the eggplant whole. Just pinch some holes in it.
  3. Roast the eggplant gently in 40-50 minutes.
  4. Peel the skin off.
  5. Squeeze half the lemon and press the garlic clove. Mash the eggplant with a fork, add all the ingredients for the baba ganoush and mix. Do you prefer a finer spread? Then use a blender or hand blender to make the spread completely smooth. In that case you can also choose to grind the skin.
  6. Use as a dip or spread on a piadina.


  • Delicious on a piadina, together with grilled bell pepper, arugula, capers crushed pecan and balsamic cream.