Quick & Simple Baba Ganoush

Quick and simple babaganoush baba ganoush

Baba Ganoush is a wonderful smoky aubergine dip from the Middle East - it blows the socks off hummus. I love it with grilled pitta breads but often struggle to find the time to make it, that is until I discovered this new aubergine puree. I have to admit that I was slightly sceptical that a jarred aubergine may not have all the smoky and creamy flavours of home roasted aubergine - how wrong was I. This aubergine puree is utterly delicious and I was able to knock up this Levantine classic in minutes with a clove of garlic, a spoonful of tahini, parsley and a good drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

Ingredients for Quick & Simple Baba Ganoush
Serves 4 as a dip

1 x 390g jar of Med Cuisine aubergine puree
1 x clove a garlic, crushed or finely grated
1 tablespoon tahini
½ bunch fresh flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
Juice of half a lemon
A generous drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
A few toasted sesame seeds (optional)
A few pomegranate seeds (optional)

1. Spoon all the contents of the jar into a mixing bowl

2. Mix in the crushed garlic, tahini, lemon juice and parsley.

3. Serve, garnished with sesame seeds, pomegranate seeds and a generous drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and some toasted pitta breads.....yum!

Foodies, don't forget to leave a comment below when you make this at home, or tag us somerset.foodie if you post about it on socials. Ben 

3 Responses


February 01, 2024

So easy & really authentic!

Val Fox
Val Fox

October 13, 2023

I’m not ashamed to admit that although I’m a foodie, I’m definitely not a cook! But this recipe is SO simple and SO delicious that even I’m prepared to open a couple of jars to make this superb alternative to houmous. Thank you Ben – delicious!

Alison Martindale
Alison Martindale

October 10, 2023

The baba ganoush recipe is super , easy to prepare.
Paella also excellent. Unfortunately will be away for the
Mexican Taco class , however look forward to other
culinary sessions.
Alison Rode.

Have you tried this recipe yet? Tell us about it...

Comments will be approved before showing up.

Also in Somerset Foodie recipes - let us inspire you...

Simple Shrimp Tacos - Tacos de Camaron
Simple Shrimp Tacos - Tacos de Camaron

This taco recipe is just about the quickest and simplest way to enjoy super tasty, authentic tasting Mexican tacos. Everything comes together in less than 20 minutes. Shrimp tacos or Tacos de Camaron as they are called in Mexico, require very little preparation
Egg Fettuccine with Mussels and Saffron
Egg Fettuccine with Mussels and Saffron

1 Comment

Eating seafood with pasta always makes me think I'm on holiday, it's a fantastic combination particularly with this delicious egg fettuccine. It's really worth trading up for dried egg pasta... compared to Durum wheat pasta, dried egg pasta has a much richer flavour with a lovely silky texture.
Crispy Miso Marinated Shiitake Bao Bun
Crispy Miso Marinated Shiitake Bao Bun


The flavours going on in this bao bun are extraordinary. It has everything that a good bao bun should have - a deeply savoury, umami rich centrepiece, sharp pickles for good contrast, a creamy hot mayo, salty sweet roasted peanuts and fragrant herbs all wrapped up in a soft, fluffy warm bun.....I could live on these!