Recipe for lebanese eggplant dip (baba ghannouj) in our easy ethnic recipes collection. Eggplant dip is a favorite throughout the Middle East, where the eggplant is usually cooked over an open flame, giving the pulp a smoky flavor. Baking it directly on your oven rack will give the eggplant a similar flavor. Baba ghannouj makes a great party dip.
(*) To peel the eggplant, cut a thin slice off the top and the bottom of the vegetable. Carefully make a thin slit lengthwise down the eggplant, just barely cutting through the skin.You should now be able to peel off the rest of the skin with your fingers.
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Baking time: 30 minutes