Baba Ganoush

Budget Baba Ganoush Dip

For those of you who don’t know what baba ganoush is, it is a delicious smokey dip made from aubergines.

In our house, we have it with flat breads, naan bread and a selection of vegtable sticks to dip in it. You can also turn it into a meal by adding some meat, chickpeas or extra vegtables.

The traditional recipe for baba ganoush contains tahini but at £3 a jar…no thank you!

So, I hope you enjoy my budget version.

Serves 4-6

Costs 15p per serving


2 aubergines, tops cut off

2 tsp garlic powder

3 tbsp lemon juice or juice from 1 lemon

1 tbsp smooth peanut butter

2 tbsp oil

2 tsp parsley

Black pepper to taste

baba ganoush ingredients

  1. Prick the aubergines all over with a fork. Place under the grill for 20-25 minutes, or until the skin is charred and wrinkled. Turn the aubergines over half way through cooking.


grilled aubergines baba ganoush2. Mix together the garlic, lemon juice, oil, parsley, peanut butter and oil so it forms a paste.


baba ganoush paste

3. When the aubergines have cooled, scoop out the flesh and blend together with the paste.

Budget Baba Ganoush Dip

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