Roasted Eggplant Chickpea Baba Ghanouj

Roasted Eggplant Chickpea Baba Ghanouj – Healthy, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free, Nut-Free, Creamy, Plant-Based Spread Vegan Dip Recipe Snack

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Easy |  Servings: 8 |  Ready In: 75 minutes |  Yield: about 2 cups

Roasted eggplant is the smoky ingredient in healthy, creamy dip.  This easy, oil-free recipe bumps up the protein with chickpeas and iron from tahini.  Serve this vegan, nut-free snack with sliced peppers or Za’atar Spiced Rainbow Carrots.


  • 1 globe eggplant (about 1-1.5 pounds)
  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, or 1.5 cups cooked chickpeas
  • 1 tablespoon Tahini
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika (or a dash of cayenne for some heat)
  • Salt and Pepper

How it’s Done

Preheat oven to 450F.

To Roast the Eggplant: Remove the tops from the eggplant and cut in half. Place face down in a pan and roast for about an hour.
Cook the eggplant until it totally collapses.
Remove from oven and let cool.

To make the Baba Ghanouj:  Drain and rinse the chickpeas.  When the eggplant is cool enough to handle, use a large spoon to scrape out the flesh of the eggplant. Discard the skin.  Combine the eggplant, chickpeas, tahini, and spices in a food processor or blender.  Purée until creamy.
Taste to adjust seasoning.

Garnish with sesame seeds or parsley and serve.
Really fierce when served warm

Yield: 2 cups

Eggplants – Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Heirloom

Chef Katie’s Tip:

Grilling Flavor: Want more flavor?  You can grill the eggplant to add a nice smoky, flavor. Simply place a whole eggplant on the grill, with the skin and top still on.  Char on all sides, rotating after about 5-7 minutes each side.  Set aside for a few minutes to cool.  Then cool and scrape out the flesh, and use as you do in the recipe above.

What’s Tahini?  Tahini is just ground up sesame seeds.  It’s like the peanut version of sesame seeds.  It’s a great nut-free alternative for anyone struggling with nut allergies.  You can find it near the nut butters.  Roasted tahini packs the most flavor, but I try to avoid tahini with added salt or oils.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/8 of a recipe (about 1/4 cup)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 29.86
Calories From Fat (34%) 10.22
% Daily Value

  • Total Fat 1.22g 2%
  • Saturated Fat 0.17g <1%
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 76.92mg 3%
  • Potassium 172.4mg 5%
  • Total Carbohydrates 4.66g 2%
  • Fiber 2.33g 9%
  • Sugar 2.44g
  • Protein 1.06g 2%
  • Calcium 1.59mg <1%
  • Iron 17.89mg 99%
  • Vitamin A 46.67IU <1%
  • Vitamin C 0.01mg <1

Shopping and Gear List

  • Achva Organic Tahini, 17.6 oz.
  • Simply Organic – Coriander – 2.29 oz.


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