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Mediterranean Diet Eggplant Dip: Syrian Baba Ganoush

Mediterranean Diet Eggplant Dip: Syrian Baba Ganoush Recipe By Registered Dietitian Maya Oueichek

Growing up in Damascus, Syria, this dish was a holiday staple in most families. It's simple, delicious, and filled with amazing deep flavors. The smoky roasted eggplant, combined with tangy pomegranate molasses, creates an incredible dish. This recipe is one of my favorites, and this is how I grew up making it at home.




Mediterranean Diet Vegan Syrian Baba Ganoush Recipe By Registered Dietitian Maya Oueichek

Why You Should Try This Mediterranean Diet Eggplant Dip: Syrian Baba Ganoush Recipe?


Plant-Based Goodness:

Perfect for plant-based enthusiasts, Baba Ganoush is a delightful, vegan-friendly option. Embrace the nourishing power of vegetables in a delicious and satisfying way.


Deep Earthy Flavor:

Immerse your taste buds in the deep, smoky richness of Baba Ganoush. The roasted eggplant and mini bell peppers contribute to a flavor profile that is both robust and distinctive, capturing the essence of Mediterranean cuisine.



Healthy Dip Option:

Elevate your snacking game with a healthier alternative. Baba Ganoush offers a guilt-free dip option, providing a satisfying blend of taste and nutrition without compromising on your health goals.




Ingredients:



Mediterranean Diet Vegan Syrian Baba Ganoush Recipe By Registered Dietitian Maya Oueichek

  • 1 Large eggplant

  • 5-6 Mini bell peppers

  • 1 Lemon, juiced

  • Garlic, 2-3 cloves

  • Onions, 1/4

  • Tomatoes, 2 Roma

  • Pomegranate molasses, 1/4 Cup

  • Walnuts (finely chopped), 1/2 Cup




Directions:

  1. Roast the Vegetables:

  2. Prepare the Base:

  3. Combine the Flavors:




Nutrition Benefits of This Mediterranean Diet Eggplant Dip: Syrian Baba Ganoush Recipe:

Antioxidant-Rich:

The diverse medley of vegetables and walnuts in Baba Ganoush provides a powerful dose of antioxidants, fortifying your overall health.

Heart-Healthy Fusion:

With the incorporation of walnuts, this Baba Ganoush offers heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, promoting cardiovascular well-being alongside the benefits of olive oil.

Satisfying :

Baba Ganoush with walnuts serves as a satisfying dip, balancing your intake by paying with fiber in pita while delivering a nutrient-packed punch.

Vitamin-Packed:

Enriched with vitamins from fresh vegetables and the added goodness of walnuts, this appetizer becomes a powerhouse of essential nutrients, contributing to a well-rounded diet.




Other Favorite Mediterranean Diet Plant-Based Dips:



Mediterranean Diet Vegan Syrian Baba Ganoush Recipe By Registered Dietitian Maya Oueichek




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