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eggplant dip

Better Than Baba Ganoush Eggplant Dip

  • Author: Lilian B.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This baba ganoush eggplant dip is fresh, healthy, and easy to make. If you like hummus, you will fall in love with baba ghanouj.


  • 2 large eggplant (about 1.5 lbs)
  • 1/2 pomegranate or 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 bell pepper (any type)
  • 1 whole juicy lemon
  • 1.5 tbsp of pomegranate molasses (optional)
  • Chopped parsley for garnish
  • Salt to taste


  1. Place parchment paper on top of the cookie sheet. Add a little olive oil.
  2. Remove the stem from the eggplant. Cut the eggplant in half. Pierce the skin with a knife every 1". Lay eggplant face down on the cookie sheet.
  3. Roast the eggplant in the oven at 400 ℉ (205 ℃) for about 30 minutes.
  4. Remove the eggplant from the oven once the outer skin is charred a bit and the insides are cooked.
  5. Once the eggplant has cooled down, use a fork to scrape the insides of the eggplant. Set aside.
  6. Chop the bell pepper into small pieces.
  7. Chop some parsley for garnish.
  8. Remove the seeds from the pomegranate.
  9. Squeeze the lemon.
  10. Mash the garlic with some salt.
  11. Add all of the ingredients together in a bowl. Add salt to taste. Mix well. 
  12. Add olive oil on top of the baba ganoush. Sprinkle some chopped parsley.


  1. Baba ganoush is normally made with tahini, a sesame paste. You can add the tahini to this dish if you like by mixing 3 tbsp of tahini and omitting the bell pepper.
  2. Use fresh lemons and fresh garlic.
  3. If you can find pomegranate syrup, add it to this baba ganoush recipe!
  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Roasting
  • Cuisine: Lebanese


  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 112
  • Sugar: 7 g
  • Sodium: 52 mg
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 6 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 13 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: baba ganoush recipe, lebanese baba ghanouj, roasted eggplant dip, authentic lebanese baba ganoush

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