It may sound fancy, but trust us, this flavorful favorite is incredibly simple to make. Baba Ghanoush, a Middle Eastern delight, is a delicious alternative to hummus that gets its rich and smoky flavor from roasted eggplant, blended with a medley of aromatic seasonings like garlic, lemon juice, and tahini.
The velvety smooth texture of Baba Ghanoush pairs perfectly with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of fresh herbs for that extra touch of sophistication. For those looking for a healthier option or wanting to explore new flavors, feel free to swap the pita bread for a colorful array of fresh, crunchy vegetables to scoop up this delectable dip. Indulge in this culinary delight and treat your taste buds to a journey of unique and vibrant flavors!
One serving of this Baba Ghanoush recipe counts as two Vegetables and one Extra on Nutrisystem. If you’d like to add any pita bread, this will count towards your SmartCarbs for the day. Log this healthy snack or side dish in the NuMi app to stay on track with your weight loss plan.
Calories per Serving: 282
On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb, 2 Vegetables and 1 Extra
- 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
- Slice eggplant in half and roast in the oven for 45 minutes at 400 degrees.
- Scoop out the inside and discard the skin, then puree in blender with remaining ingredients.
- Warm pitas in microwave or stove and tear into small dipping-sized pieces.