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SUMMER CHARCUTERIE USING BABA GANOUSH

Charcuterie Board

SUMMER CHARCUTERIE USING BABA GANOUSH

Summertime presents the opportunity for entertainment with family and friends, so charcuterie boards are the way to my heart! Not only do they look pretty, but they make the perfect appetizer! I mean, who doesn’t love to graze?! Here is a healthful way to do it using Baba Ganoush ( I call it the forgotten sister to hummus). It’s simply eggplant, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and spices.

Eggplant is loaded with fiber, potassium, vitamin C and B6 as well as a plant pigment called anthocyanin which has been found to help with dropping blood pressure significantly! If you don’t have time to whip it up we LOVE Mom’s Babaganus.

Serve with some fresh raw veggies, grass fed cheddar, organic naan (for guests), almond flour crackers, and some olives! BOOM!

Baba Ganoush

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time55 mins
Servings: 5 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Eggplant Small to medium, cut in half
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 2 Tbl Tahini
  • 1/3 Cup Olive Oil Extra Virgin
  • 2 Tbl Flat Leaf Parsley
  • 3/4 Tsp Himalayan Salt
  • Pinch Smoked Paprika (Optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  • Cut the eggplant lengthwise and brush the sides with Olive Oil
  • Place halved sides down on parchment paper
  • Roast for about 35-40 minutes until the eggplant is tender
  • In a food processor, scoop out cooled eggplant and add your EVOO, lemon juice, + your seasonings! Blend and enjoy!
Michelle Thomason
admin@thrivalnutrition.com

Michelle Thomason is the executive assistant of Thrival Nutrition. She lives in Austin, TX with her husband + two kids. She loves to be in the kitchen creating delicious wholesome meals for her family!