Do you love hummus but are trying to lower your overall carb intake? Say hello to Baba Ganoush! This Mediterranean dip is made from eggplants and offers creamy goodness without unhealthy additives. Yay for being #ketofriendly. I LOVE eating it with raw veggies. It makes an excellent snack and a great quick pick me up. My recipe has apple cider vinegar in it, which gives it a special ZING to it. Try it out! It’s delicious and, as always, super nutritious.
Nutritional Values (1/4 cup)
Net carbs: 4g
Here are some highlights about eggplant…
Very low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium
A great source of vitamin C, vitamin K, Niacin, vitamin B6, and magnesium
Has lots of dietary fiber
Very low in calories
Now let’s make some zing-y dip!
Baba Ganoush with a Zing
Makes around 1 1/2 cups
Vegan, Gluten Free
1 roasted eggplant
3 garlic cloves
2 tbsp tahini paste (sesame seed paste)
1/4 cup olive oil
2-3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp salt (or garlic salt)
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp parsley
Roast eggplant in the oven at 350 for an hour (this may vary depending on the size of the eggplant)
Put all ingredients in a blender or food processor
Blend until smooth
If it is too thick add some more olive oil, lemon juice, or water (depending on the type of flavour you desire).
Store in a mason jar in the fridge or serve and enjoy!
Serve this with crackers or pita and cut up veggies. My favourite is raw sliced zucchini. Yummy!
Let me know what you think! Do you like the added zing?
Keep nourishing your bodies, loving yourself, and remember that you are divinely beautiful.
Love & Blessings,
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