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Microwave Baba Ganoush

A few minutes in the microwave, a few drops of liquid smoke, tahini, and spices will give you a "grilled" eggplant - quick to prepare, without a mess. Excellent on bread, crackers, pita, or grissini sticks.
Servings 2


  • 1 medium light weight eggplant
  • ½ Tbsp tahini mixed with 1.5 tbsp water
  • ¼ tsp liquid smoke
  • ¼-½ tsp lemon juice
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • tsp sweet/smoked parika
  • pinch black salt (Kala Namak)
  • tabasco or chili flakes optional
  • salt and pepper by taste


  • Prick the eggplant from all sides with a fork or wooden skewer.
  • Place in the microwave and cook on high power for 3-4 minutes on each side.
  • Cool for a few minutes then cut the eggplant in half alongside (caution: hot steam). Remove the skin by scooping the pulp with a spoon and transfer it to a bowl.
  • Mash the eggplant with a fork, add the tahini mixed with water, garlic, lemon juice, liquid smoke, salt, pepper, paprika, Tabasco, black salt, and mix well. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
  • Transfer to a serving plate or storage container. Excellent on bread, crackers, pita, or grissini sticks.


You can replace tahini with vegan mayonnaise
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