Low Calorie Baba Ganoush

Baba Ganoush Recipe

This Low Calorie Baba Ganoush Recipe is just 98 calories, and can be made 100% oil free if you prefer. I make this eggplant dip extra easy by peeling and slicing the eggplant before roasting. This cuts down on the baking time, and ensures you don’t burn your hands scooping out eggplant flesh later.

Baba Ganoush Recipe

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 2 medium eggplants peeled and sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic unpeeled
  • 1 lemon- zested and juiced
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ⅛ teaspoon smoked paprika (plus more for garnish if desired)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 3-4 tablespoons water to thin as needed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley leaves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (optional- for garnish)

Low Calorie Baba Ganoush

Baba Ganoush Recipe

Healthy Baba Ganoush Meal Prep and Storage

Meal Prep: This is a great meal prep recipe! You will want to chill the dish, so go ahead and make it a day or two before you plan on serving. Then store in an airtight container in the fridge. 
Storage: Will hold for 4-5 days in the fridge. Freezer storage is not recommended. 

Baba Ganoush Recipe

Low Calorie Baba Ganoush

Baba Ganoush Recipe

Low Calorie Baba Ganoush

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This Low Calorie Baba Ganoush is just 98 calories for about 1/3 cup, and it's so easy to make!
I cut the cooking time by peeling and slicing the eggplant. And we use parchment paper so we can make this Greek eggplant dip without oil (unless you want to garnish with it).
Special Tip: Enjoy this yummy eggplant dip with sliced carrots, cucumbers, and bell peppers to save calories. Pita tastes great, but if you're looking to save calories, try veggies first.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course dip, Side Dish
Cuisine greek, Lebanese, Mediterranean
Servings 6 servings
Calories 98 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven 425 degrees and line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Place the eggplant slices and unpeeled garlic cloves on the baking sheets, and roast for 20 minutes.
  • Flip, and roast 15 more minutes, or until very soft.
  • Remove the eggplant and garlic from oven and set aside to cool.
  • To a food processor or blender, combine the tahini, lemon juice and zest, cumin, smoked paprika, and parsley.
  • Pulse to get everything moving, then blend until smooth.
  • Add the eggplant to the food processor or blender, and squeeze the softened garlic out of the peels into the food processor or blender.
  • Pulse to get everything moving, then blend until smooth and creamy, adding water and/or more lemon juice a little at a time to thin as needed. Adding water 1 tablespoon at a time as needed.
  • Garnish with paprika and a drizzle of olive oil, and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 98kcalCarbohydrates: 11.2gProtein: 3.3gFat: 5.7gSaturated Fat: 0.8gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 209mgPotassium: 399mgFiber: 6.4gSugar: 4.6gCalcium: 59mgIron: 1mg
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Baba Ganoush Recipe

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