Baba Ganoush Recipe

By the wlr team

Baba Ganoush is a great Middle Eastern dip that’s punchy in flavour and just plain delicious. This low calorie version uses yoghurt to cut through the bitterness of the other flavours and create a creamy, delightful dip!

  • Recipe makes: 8 servings
  • Prep time:
    25 mins
  • Calories: 47
    per serving


  • 700g aubergine
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp tahini paste
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin seeds
  • ¼ tsp white pepper
  • 56g plain low fat yoghurt
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley

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  1. Preheat the grill to high.
  2. Stab the aubergines with a fork and grill them, turning occasionally, until the skin blisters and blackens all over.
  3. When cool, peel off the skin. Leave the aubergine flesh in a colander for 15 minutes to drain off excess liquid.
  4. Pound the garlic and salt until smooth with a pestle and mortar.
  5. Transfer to a food processor.
  6. Add the aubergine flesh, lemon juice, tahini, cumin, pepper and yoghurt, if using. Whiz to a thick puree.
  7. Adjust the seasoning.
  8. Transfer to a bowl, drizzle with oil, sprinkle with parsley and serve.
Nutrition information per serving
Calories (kcal)47
Carbohydrate (g)2.7
Fat (g)3.3
Protein (g)1.9
Fibre (g)2.1
Alcohol (g)0.0
Fruit & Veg1.2

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