Baba Ghanoush – from Southern Turkey

Abagannuc or baba ghanoush is a popular mezze from Southern Turkey. It can be used as a dip or as part of a table full of mezze. It is also delicious as a sauce for spaghetti.


  • 2 aubergines
  • 1 red pepper
  • 3 tomatoes_MG_8821
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed with a teaspoon of salt
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp chopped flat leaf parsley


Roast or BBQ the aubergine, red pepper and tomatoes until the skin is smoky and the flesh is soft.

Remove the cooked aubergines, tomatoes and the pepper and allow them to cool. Once cool, peel and discard their burnt skin

Roughly chop and then mash with a fork. You can make the dip as smooth or as chunky as you wish.

Add the crushed garlic, lemon juice, pepper and parsley and mix.

Hummus, ezme and baba ghanoush make a perfect trio of dips.

Drizzle with olive oil and enjoy!

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