Every great Superbowl party spread needs a delicious dip, like Baba Ganoush!
Baba ganoush, a flavorful eggplant dip, originated in the Mediterranean and is similar to hummus but is made out of roasted eggplant instead of chickpeas. If you like hummus, you’ll love baba ganoush.
Like hummus, baba ganoush is smooth, creamy and can be served as a dip or spread…but it’s better, y’all (so much better) and super simple to make. Adding spices like cumin and smoked paprika take this appetizer to the next level. I can hardly get over how incredibly delicious it is!
Traditional baba ganoush is made with tahini so it’s naturally vegan, gluten free and nut free. However, I substituted the tahini for peanut butter because I read somewhere, some time ago, that replacing tahini for peanut butter was a thing and I went for it.
So, if you’re expecting party guests with special diets on Superbowl Sunday, it’s a guilt-free appetizer that’s made with healthy fats and will accommodate almost anyone.
While I’m a sucker for carbs and once inhaled an entire bag of pita chips in one sitting, I like to serve my baba ganoush with crunchy carrots, broccoli and slices of cucumber…because I’m super healthy and all that.
- 1 eggplant
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 lemon juiced
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon parsley dried
- 1/4 cup natural peanut butter honey roasted
- salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Place whole eggplant on lined baking sheet.
Drizzle with olive oil. Then season generously with salt and pepper.
Roast for 40 minutes or until the eggplant is soft and the skin collapses to the touch.
Remove from oven and let eggplant cool.
Peel the skin off the eggplant, discarding black pieces and transfer to a salad spinner.
Swirl until the excess moisture is gone. Then drain the liquid and put the eggplant into a food processor.
Pulse on low until the eggplant breaks down.
Add lemon juice, paprika, cumin and parsley.
Remove from food processor and transfer mixture to a small mixing bowl. Fold in peanut butter.
Serve chilled or at room temperature.