Green Your Life: Homemade Baba Ganoush

| 10/18/2010 9:51:38 AM

As eggplant season winds down, I find myself regretful that I didn’t plan more recipes around these savory berries (don’t worry, I didn’t know they were berries until recently, either). To rectify this, I turned to my mom’s tasty and easy-to-follow recipe for homemade baba ganoush. 

baba ganoush ingredients 
Eggplant, garlic and lemon juice are all you need to make a tasty baba ganoush at home. Photo By Dani Hurst. 


Two large eggplants
Two to four cloves of garlic (depending on how much you like garlic)
Salt and pepper to taste
A squeeze of lemon juice to taste
Foil for wrapping

1. After you wash and dry the eggplants, wrap each completely in foil and place on stove top coils or open flame.  

2. Cook the eggplants over high heat until they are charred and soft to the touch, turning with tongs every 3-5 minutes. (The cooking time will depend on the size and thickness of each eggplant, but will range between 10 and 15 minutes.) When done cooking, remove the eggplants from the stove top coils or flame and set aside to cool, about 15 minutes.