There may only be a few ingredients in this baba ganoush recipe but it’s still packed with flavor. Ready in under an hour this slow cooker dish is healthy & versatile.
Eggplant, Simply Sesame Pure Roasted Sesame, lemon, garlic and liquid smoke. That’s it. Baba ganoush is really easy to make. For some reason it didn’t dawn on me to make it in the slow cooker until I got my bottle of pure roasted sesame spread. Then it hit me, duh this is yet another recipe perfect for a slow cooker conversion.
Most baba ganoush recipes call for the eggplant to be roasted. We’re not roasting here; we’re putting the eggplant in the slow cooker straight raw. That’s where the liquid smoke comes in. Just a little is needed to add a nice smokey flavor to the dish.
Traditionally baba ganoush is made with tahini (paste made from sesame seeds) but I as soon as I received my jar of pure roasted sesame spread from Simply Sesame, I knew it would a great substitute. Created primarily with sesame seeds, the spread includes all-natural ingredients and it’s packed with essential vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Being dead smack in the middle of January whole 30 the first thing I did was turn around the back of the jar to see if it it’s compliant. And…it’s not. There aren’t many ingredients and the ones that are in it are all-natural but unfortunately it includes pure cane sugar. Not much but it’s there. So this not whole 30 compliant. It’s still delicious though. I served this at last night at a potluck with my girlfriends and they raved and gobbled it up. A whole 30 and/or paleo substitute for pure roasted sesame is tahini.
- Peel and dice eggplant.
- Add eggplant, pure roasted sesame, lemon juice, garlic clove, and liquid smoke to the slow cooker.
- Stir to mix well.
- Cook HIGH 30 min to 1 hour 30 minutes.
- Mash with spoon, potato masher, food processor, etc to your desired consistency.
- Top with evoo and parsley prior to serving.
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