Baba Ganoush

Similar to hummus, this baba ganoush makes for an elegant appetizer or a great mid-afternoon snack.

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Ingredients

  • 1 aubergine
  • 2 courgette
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1 handful fresh mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon zaatar seasoning
  • Juice of ½ lemon

Directions

  1. Place the eggplant and zucchini directly over an open flame on your gas stove or grill. Leave to char, turning every 5 minutes so that the vegetable skin is completely blackened and the insides are soft.
  2. Once ready, place in a colander in the sink over a bowl and leave until cool enough to handle. Peel the black skin away and discard.
  3. Place roasted flesh in a sieve and squeeze out as much liquid as possible with the back of a large spoon.
  4. Place the flesh into the Vitamix container along with the other baba ganoush ingredients.
  5. Select Variable 5.
  6. Start the machine and blend for 30 seconds.
  7. Check the seasoning and add lemon juice and salt to taste, then transfer to a serving bowl with a pinch of zaatar seasoning.