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!
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Serves: 6+ servings
  • 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
  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.
– When buying eggplants, choose the thin or small-medium ones because they have <g class="gr_ gr_70 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Grammar multiReplace" id="70" data-gr-id="70">less</g> seeds and a sweeter taste.
– Don’t store Baba Ganoush in metal containers. It will turn black and change its taste.
Recipe by Gourmandelle | Vegetarian Blog at