Baba Ghanoush with Smoked Paprika

I hope you enjoy my version of Baba Ghanoush with smoked paprika.  I added the smoked paprika to give it that extra smokey flavor you would traditionally get if you grilled the eggplant, plus I like the color it gives to this nutritious aubergine or guinea squash.  Baba ghanoush, or baba ganouj is simply a dish of mashed eggplant and sesame seed paste has an Arabic name that means spoiled father. According to Middle Eastern food lore, it alludes to an elderly, toothless father – or baba – whose daughter had to mash his food because he wasn’t able to chew it.  Well here’s to Baba!  Read more about the history of baba ghanoush.   Also, another interesting tidbit, the eggplant is actually a fruit related to the potato and tomato and is high in fiber, B1, and potassium.  Paprika also gives you a nutritional punch.  It is high in vitamin C and rich in carotenids (the red and yellow pigments in vegetables), and it contains a little capsaisin (the heat from the peppers) which helps build your immune system.  All of these attributes contribute to the nutritional benefits of an anti cancer diet.

Makes approximately 2 cups.

Serve with a cruidite platter or pita chips.

Buba Ganoush served with a cruidite platter

Baba Ghanoush with smoked paprika served with a cruidite platter of Jicama sticks, peppers, and cucumbers

 

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Baba Ghanoush with Smoked Paprika
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Baba Ghanoush with smoked paprika makes a delightful appetizer. Nutritious, low carbs. ACE Anti Cancer Edible recipe. Quick, easy, great presentation. Eatrealsimple.com
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8 15
Cook Time Passive Time
30 5
Servings Prep Time
8 15
Cook Time Passive Time
30 5
Baba Ghanoush with Smoked Paprika
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Baba Ghanoush with smoked paprika makes a delightful appetizer. Nutritious, low carbs. ACE Anti Cancer Edible recipe. Quick, easy, great presentation. Eatrealsimple.com
Servings Prep Time
8 15
Cook Time Passive Time
30 5
Servings Prep Time
8 15
Cook Time Passive Time
30 5
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cut eggplant in two, lengthwise.
  3. On a parchment paper lined cookie sheet coat eggplant with coconut oil. Roast on middle rack in oven for 30 minutes until soft.
  4. Turn oven to broil and broil until the top is a light golden brown. No more than 5 minutes. Be careful not to burn the top.
  5. Let cool. Scrape eggplant out and put in a blender or food processor. 7. Serve and add the lemon zest, parsley.
  6. Add remaining ingredients, except for garnish items. Blend until smooth.
  7. Transfer mixture to a serving bowl. Add a swirl of the olive oil, lemon zest and parsley garnish. Top with lemon slice. Serve. Bon appetit!
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Nutrition Facts
Baba Ghanoush with Smoked Paprika
Amount Per Serving
Calories 143 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Sodium 350mg 15%
Potassium 71mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 2%
Iron 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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