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Mutabal | Tahini Eggplant Spread

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Mutabal is an incredibly delicious eggplant spread made with tahini and served as an appetizer at brunches or parties! Learn how to make this delicious recipe that will surely become your favorite!

I am crazy about eggplants. I eat them grilled, baked, with sauces or just as they are, stuffed, in dips, spreads, and so on. I think they’re my favorite veggie. Well… besides potatoes. I love potatoes more. :))

Mutabal is an extremely delicious Middle Eastern recipe I’m sure you’ll love! It’s one of my favorite vegetarian spread recipes and definitely among my top 3 favorite Middle Eastern recipes. I made it vegan, so I skipped yogurt, but it turned out just as good!

This recipe is similar to my eggplant caviar recipe, which is a staple dish here in Romania. Give it a try too! You’ll love it, I’m sure. :

Mutabal Tahini Eggplant Spread

Mutabal Tahini Eggplant Spread

Yield: 6 + servings

Mutabal | Tahini Eggplant Spread

Baba Ganoush Tahini Eggplant Spread Salata de vinete cu tahini vegan

Mutabal is an incredibly delicious eggplant spread made with tahini and served as an appetizer at brunches or parties! Learn how to make this delicious recipe that will surely become your favorite!

Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 3 medium-sized eggplants
  • 5-6 Tbsps tahini, sesame paste
  • 3 Tbsps lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil + another one for drizzling
  • freshly chopped parsley leaves
  • sea salt, to taste

Instructions

  1. Rinse the eggplants and heat the grill pan.
  2. Grill the eggplants on each side; don’t forget to turn them over every 10 minutes or so. Grill them until they are covered with a black crust.
  3. Peel the eggplants, cleaning off the black crust. Put them on a wooden platter and let them drain for at least half an hour. The liquid is bitter. The longer you drain them, the sweeter they’ll be.
  4. Mix eggplants using a hand mixer (not a blender or a food processor!). Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until smooth.
  5. Serve with fresh chopped parsley on top.

Notes

– When buying eggplants, choose the thin or small-medium ones because they have less seeds and a sweeter taste.
– Don’t store Baba Ganoush in metal containers. It will turn black and change its taste.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1 grams

Amount Per Serving Unsaturated Fat 0g

Mutabal Tahini Eggplant Spread

Christine

Saturday 14th of April 2018

Whoa! Loved it! The texture was just perfect. I used medium sized eggplants like you suggested and they weren't bitter at all!

Ruxandra

Saturday 14th of April 2018

So happy to hear this!

Robbin Dexter

Thursday 15th of February 2018

Were is the tahini sauce recipe? ???

Ruxandra

Sunday 18th of February 2018

You can buy it. It's easier this way. Alternatively, simply blend some roasted sesame seeds until a paste is formed.

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