Cashew Baba Ghanoush : Roasted Eggplant Dip #SundaySupper

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Creamy  Baba Ghanoush  made creamier with cashew butter ! Baba Ghanoush is a roasted eggplant dip that originated in the Middle East. Baba means father and Ghanoush means pestle, so  literally it means father of the pestle. The original recipe was probably mashed in a pestle, but most people ( me included) use a blender  or food processor. My Sunday Supper team is doing a super bowl food theme and I thought I would make cashew Baba Ghanoush.  it just so happens we are visiting friends for the super bowl and I will taking my ‘finger licking good’ cashew Baba Ghanoush.  I’ve made this dip before but I thought I would try a variation with cashews instead of sesame seeds. I like this variation better because it’s super creamy and the nuts added a lot of body to the dip. It easy enough to make. Just roast the eggplant, dunk in cold water, peel and blend with some spice and cashews. I like dunking veggies into the dip and my family loves eating it with corn / pita chips. I can lick the bowl clean…. it’s seriously finger licking good !!! It’s easily my favorite dip ever and I hope you try it.

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Nutrition Wise!

Eggplant is loaded with phytonutrients that act as antioxidants that help to reduce the number of free radicals in the body which damage cells and may contribute to certain diseases, including some cancers and heart diseases. Eggplants are also a good source of dietary fiber, which can help improve cardiovascular and digestive health. Cashews have healthy fat and add so much creaminess to the dish. Olive oil adds more healthy fat and a dose of powerful phytochemicals.

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Fresh from the oven!
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cashew baba ghanoush

Dietary Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegan
Meal type Appetizer, Condiment
Misc Child Friendly, Gourmet, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
Region Moroccan

Ingredients

  • 2 Large eggplant
  • 1 cup raw cashew nuts
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Pods garlic
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • 1 Tsp salt
  • 1 Tsp pepper
  • 1 Tsp cumin powder
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley

Directions

Roast eggplant in oven at 300 degrees for 40 -50 minutes till eggplant becomes soft and you can pierce with a knife.
Dunk hot eggplant in cold water and peel skin.
Put eggplant flesh in a blender. Add cashew, salt, pepper, garlic, cumin, oil, lemon juice parsley and blend until smooth.

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Comments

  1. Oh lordy, this sounds divine! Thanks Sue.

  2. I’m loving the addition of cashew’s in your baba ghanoush! I bet it adds a wonderful salty and nutty flavor.

  3. I’m not an eggplant person because of the texture! But this is one way I would sooooooooooo eat eggplant!

  4. You know I love baba!! And Im sure the cashews make it ultra creamy!

  5. What a lovely recipe! I love baba ghanoush, but I’ve only made it the more traditional way. I am so intrigued by your addition of cashews, I’ll have to try that sometime. They sound like a perfect addition, flavor-wise. Thanks!

  6. I adore baba ghanoush and I love the twist with cashews, nicely done!!

  7. I’ve seen recipes for this and really want to give it a try sometime. It looks and sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  8. LOVE the addition of cashews. Great idea!

  9. I have never had baba ghanoush, but this seems simple and clean, like I like it!

  10. YUM! I love your twist on baba ghanoush! It sounds so creamy and wonderful :)

  11. Roasted eggplant is the best! I’ve not made baba ghanoush, but really want to make this recipe. I can’t eat nuts except pine nuts, so maybe I’ll use a mix of those with pumpkin seeds. What do you think?

  12. I really do need to try Baba Ghanoush one day. I’m not the biggest fan of eggplant (it’s a texture thing) however I think it would be different in a dip like this.

  13. I love Baba Ghanoush and I really like that you used cashew nuts in this!

  14. Let me tell you the i will make this dip very soon, so different and healthy.

  15. I’ve always wanted to try Roasted Eggplant Dip!!! going to try this! thanks for the recipe. . love!!!

  16. this made me think of my supervisor… she loves all those flavours!

  17. This looks so good!! I have been wanting to try Baba Ghanoush for quite some time now. I am pinning this in the hopes I will make it soon :)

  18. I’ve never seen a recipe for baba ghanoush with cashews!! What a great idea though, I’m sure it lends a lot of good texture and flavor..I love cashews. And eggplant. PINNED!

  19. You know, the last time I tried to make Baba Ghanoush, it ended up as a big, mushy mess. Yours looks so creamy and delicious though, I might just have to try it again with cashews!

  20. I write a CSA newsletter and had to include this recipe! I made it a while back and it’s delicious!

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