Baba Ghanoush

Recipe posted in: Healthy Sides & Snacks

It may sound fancy, but this flavorful favorite really is simple to make. Baba Ghanoush is a tasty alternative to hummus that gets its flavor from eggplant and a variety of seasonings. Feel free to ditch the pita in favor of some fresh crunchy veggies.

Servings: 2

On Nutrisystem, Count As: One serving of dip counts as 2 Vegetables and 1 Extra; one pita counts as 1 SmartCarb


  • 4 cups eggplant
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • ¼ tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. fresh parsley
  • 2, 6-inch whole wheat pitas


  1. Slice eggplant in half and roast in the oven for 45 minutes at 400 degrees.
  2. Scoop out the inside and discard the skin, then puree in blender with remaining ingredients.
  3. Warm pitas in microwave or stove and tear into small dipping-sized pieces.