Baba Ganoush

// Baba Ganoush

Prep Time

5 mins

Cook Time

7-8 mins

Free Time

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Smoky, savory, and silky smooth, this Mediterranean eggplant spread pairs perfectly with pita, raw veggies, and grain salads. The dish gets its nutty flavor from tahini, a toasted sesame paste also used in hummus.

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.

Appetizer, Snacks & Bites, Vegetables, Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Eggplant, Eggplants, keto, Mediterranean, paleo, Deep Dish, Shallow Dish, Tahini, whole30 Snacks & Bites, Vegetables

What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

Organic Tahini Trio

Organic Tahini Trio

This organic tahini is made from premium sesame seeds and comes in a large 16oz jar. Fulfilled by our friends at Seed + Mill. 

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Organic Tahini Trio


  • 2 (200g) small eggplants, peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil 
  • salt, to taste 
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice 
  • paprika, to taste


  1. Mix the eggplant, tahini, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper in the Anyday dish until combined. Cover with the lid (knob lifted).
  2. Cook in the microwave for 7-8 minutes, or until the eggplant is tender and soft when pierced with a fork. Cool for 5 minutes with the lid off before transferring to a blender.
  3. Add lemon juice and blend until smooth. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of paprika.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • If you can’t find tahini, use toasted sesame seeds instead. 
  • Aside from serving this as a dip, try it in your favorite sandwiches to add a punch of flavor.
  • Tray it with chopped canned roasted better peppers. 

Recipe notes

  • This recipe works with Japanese, purple, or white eggplant.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.