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Amazing Organic Dips - Baba Ganoush

Baba ghanoush is a delicious, gluten-free and nutritious dip or spread.  Eggplant forms the main ingredient of this versatile dish, meaning that it’s full of fibre, vitamin B6 and mouth-watering flavour.  An added extra is the knowledge that your organic ingredients are free from chemicals, pesticides and are supporting sustainable farming practices.

It’s incredibly simple to make and conveniently requires very few ingredients.  This is a fun food preparation activity to get the whole family involved with too, so that they can learn about how to prepare eggplant, its unusual appearance and its tremendous health benefits.

Our organic baba ghanoush is a good option for entertaining as it can be easily served to the masses with a variety of freshly chopped vegetables, cheeses, crackers or even meats.  

It’s definitely popular in our house. I’m sure it’ll be a winner in yours too!

INGREDIENTS FOR ORGANIC BABA GHANOUSH: (SERVES 4- 6)

  • 2 large organic eggplants
  • 200g natural organic yoghurt
  • 2 tablespoons organic tahini
  • 2 organic garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of paprika and pomegranate seeds or dried cranberries to garnish (optional)
  • fresh continental parsley, to garnish (optional)

METHOD FOR ORGANIC BABA GHANOUSH:

  1. Preheat oven to 220°C.
  2. Pierce the eggplants all over with a skewer and put on a sheet of baking paper on a baking tray.
  3. Roast the eggplants for around 50 minutes or so, until soft.
  4. Set aside to cool for about 20 minutes before peeling.
  5. Once peeled, put the eggplant, yoghurt, tahini, garlic and lemon juice into a blender or food processor and blitz until smooth.
  6. Add salt to taste and place in serving bowl, drizzling with olive oil, paprika, parsley and pomegranate seeds
  7. Serve with a selection of fresh organic vegetables, crackers, meats or cheeses

About the author

Judith has been a passionate organic foodie for more than 10 years.  She loves finding natural alternatives for anything from garden pests to cooking, from cleaning to skincare and is very honest about the idea that convenience is not always for the betterment of society.

Other passions for Judith include Ben, their 4 kiddos, her faith, camping and most things to do with gardens and salt water (not together!). 

Judith is also the co-founder of One Table, an organic food movement whose goals are to help others create healthy families, to recreate a fairer food system in Australia and globally, and to support farmers and producers who love what they do, which is giving back to the land by embracing organic and bio-dynamic practices. 

When Judith isn't writing blogs, doing the accounts, working in the One Table shop, or spinning the plates of a household of 6, she loves her hammock and a sassy Regency era novel.