Baba Ghanoush

Recipe posted in: Healthy Sides & Snacks
Baba Ghanoush

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.

One serving of this Baba Ghanoush recipe counts as two Vegetables and one Extra on the Nutrisystem diet plan. If you’d like to add any pita bread, this will count towards your SmartCarbs for the day. Click here to quickly log this recipe into the NuMi app. >

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Servings: 2

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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  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.