Drizzle with olive oil then serve at room temperature with crudites, crackers and pita bread.
TIP – Garnish baba ganoush with toasted pine nuts and sumac or pomegranate arils for festive occasions.
TIP – Charring the skin of the eggplant imbues the pulp with a smoky flavor.
TIP – Tahini is sesame butter commonly found in the ethnic aisle of the grocery store. If the oil has settled at the top of the jar, it needs to be re-incorporated and will be very stiff to stir. It’s well worth the muscle though; tahini also makes delectable salad dressings!
TIP – Nutritional yeast is an inactive yeast that’s a favourite amongst vegans because it’s a source of Vitamin B-12 and has a unique umami flavour that’s similar to parmesan cheese when added to foods. It’s gluten free plus high in protein and fibre!
TIP – Crudites is an assortment of pretty-cut raw vegetables served as an hors d’oeuvre, usually alongside a dip.