Baba Ganoush

Cuisinart original

The microwave cuts the preparation time significantly for this mezze dip.This simple preparation makes it easy to make and serve with the Falafel Sandwiches (previous recipe).


Makes about 4 cups


2     large eggplants
1     small garlic clove, finely chopped
½    teaspoon kosher salt
⅛   teaspoon ground cumin
1    tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2    tablespoons tahini
¼   cup extra virgin olive oil
¼   cup fresh parsley, chopped
      nonstick cooking spray
      olive oil for spraying

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving (2 tablespoons):
Calories 151 (67% from fat) • carb. 11g • pro. 3g • fat 12g • sat. fat 2g • chol. 0mg sod. 192mg • calc. 22mg • fiber 6g


Functions: Microwave

1. Prick the eggplants in a few places with the tines of a fork or a toothpick, put onto a microwave-safe dish and place in the Cuisinart® 3-in-1 Microwave AirFryer Oven. Select Microwave, set the time and temperature for 12 minutes on High (10P), and press Start. Eggplants will be soft. Let cool slightly.
2. When the eggplants are cool enough to handle, cut in half lengthwise and scoop out the flesh, discarding the skin. Put eggplant flesh into a large bowl and mash well with a fork. Stir in the garlic, salt and cumin. Stir in the lemon juice and tahini and then the olive oil. Finally, stir in the parsley. Taste and adjust seasoning to taste. Allow baba ganoush to cool to room temperature and reserve.