Roasted Eggplant Chickpea Hummus
Seeking an easy & eclectic hummus recipe? Baba Ganoush is just that. It's a tasty Mediterranean dish with an exotic combination of roasted eggplant, chickpeas, tahini, and herbs; making it quite delicious and far superior than store-bought hummus. In addition, it's also very affordable and easy to create due its minimal ingredients. I love the fact that this recipe is super easy to create, nutrient-rich and also quite filling. It's a perfect addition to any lunch and dinner option. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do! Let's get started!
Eclectic + Electric + Flavorful
PREP TIME: 25 MINS | COOK TIME: 30 MINS | TOTAL TIME: 55 minutes
2 cups of cooked chickpeas
1/2 cup tahini paste
3-4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves of garlic
1/4 cup of freshly diced parsley
1/2 freshly squeezed lemon
1 tbsp sea salt
1 tbsp ground cumin seed
1 tbsp onion powder
a pintch of adobo (optional)
a pintch of ground cayenne pepper (optional)
a pintch of dill weed (optional)
thoroughly wash eggplant and make sure to scrub away any dirt from the surface of the skin.
Use a fork to poke a few holes in the eggplant (this step allows the steam to escape while oven broiling).
transfer eggplant to a baking sheet and broil in the oven for 30 minutes - until the outer skin is soft and shriveled up.
Remove cooked eggplant from the oven and allow it to cool - 20 minutes.
While the eggplant cools, peel the outer skin of ( cooked and soft) chickpeas (this step helps create a softer dip - this step is optional).
place peeled chickpeas in a separate bowl and set to the side.
In a separate bowl, add tahini paste, freshly squeezed lemon juice, diced garlic cloves, parsley, ground cumin, and additional herbs, olive oil & seasonings.
stir well and let it sit for a few minutes to allow flavors to meld.
Meanwhile, back to the eggplant: split with a knife and drain excess liquid.
Scrape out the eggplant flesh and add it to the tahini mixture bowl, along with the chickpeas.
mix all ingredients well, then transfer into a food processor.
blend on high for 3-5 minutes - until a soft and smooth dip consistency is achieved.
add additional seasonings if need be to the hummus: salt, drizzle with olive oil, and serve with your favorite bread or chips.
transfer the hummus into your choice of Tupperware or bowl and allow to cool in the fridge before serving.
ENJOY WITh / or as:
sliced bell peppers
pita bread / chips
as a wrap or sandwich spread