Baba Ganoush

Baba Ganoush

Type: Side | Suitable For: Gluten freeLow calorieLow carbLow fatVegetarian

Print this recipe

A Great Low-Carb Dip Or Addition To A Kebab

Baba ganoush is often served as an appetiser right across the Middle East. Some are spiced, some are mixed with chopped tomatoes. The Israeli version has mayonnaise added to it. We have gone with the most commonly found variety - aubergine, garlic tahini, lemon juice, parsley, and just a pinch of cumin. If you happen to have a bbq on the go, cook the aubergines on that for an incomparable smokey flavour. Keep the carbs low by eating the dip with Lo-Dough cracker bread.

Baba Ganoush is not just for low-carbers. You can make a reduced-fat, slimming version by switching out the tahini for some fat-free Greek yoghurt. 

Baba Ganoush

As mentioned above, it works fantastically well pair up with a kebab - lamb kebabs in particular. Whether it's a kofta/shish style kebab, or just grilled chunks of lamb, the smokey flavour of the baba ganoush works perfectly as the sauce... maybe with a dash of chilli sauce too. 

This one is not so commonly found in the shops, so making your own is the way forward. It's an absolute doddle, it tastes great and you should seriously think about giving it a go!