Appetizer of the Week – Baba Ghannouj (Eggplant Dip)

December 12, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | 2 Comments
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is a Baba Ghannouj (Eggplant Dip).This week’s Dish is made using Large Eggplant, Garlic, Tahini, Lemon Juice Parsley, Cayenne Pepper, and Olive Oil. The Dish is 74 calories and 4 net carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Baba Ghannouj (Eggplant Dip)
Low-carb and requiring just seven simple ingredients, this traditional Middle Eastern dip is perfect for combining with pita bread, crackers or crudités for a flavor combination that can’t be beat.

Ingredients
Preparation time: 13 minutes
Baking time: 20 minutes

1 large eggplant
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons tahini (sesame seed paste)
3 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon olive oil

Directions
Yield: 2 1/3 cups
Serving size: 1/3 cup

1 – Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut eggplant in half lengthwise. Place it on a baking sheet with cut sides down. Bake in hot oven for approximately 20 minutes, until skin is dark and eggplant is soft and cooked through when pierced with a fork. Meanwhile, place garlic in a small mixing bowl; add tahini and lemon juice. When eggplant is done, remove from oven and run cold water over eggplant halves for one minute. Drain water and cool slightly. Remove skin (it will peel back easily). Dice the eggplant and place it in bowl with tahini mixture. Mash the eggplant with the other ingredients to make a lumpy dip. Sprinkle with parsley and cayenne pepper, and drizzle the olive oil over the top of the sauce. Chill until serving time. Serve with pita triangles.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 74 calories, Carbohydrates: 7 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 8 mg, Fiber: 3 g
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  1. I love this so much, but in my early 40s I developed an allergy to eggplant! I now make zucchini ghannouj and it’s good, just not the same…


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