Peanut Powered Recipes

Southern Style Baba Ghanouj

(pronounced BABA GANOSH)

  • 2 large eggplants (they shrink a lot when baked)
  • 2 large cloves garlic pressed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • salt to taste
  • juice of 2 lemons

Preheat oven to 350° F. Place whole eggplants on cookie sheet and make a long slit on top of each one. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour (rub eggplants with a little olive oil before baking). Remove the eggplant from the oven when done. Let cool for 1/2 hour. Scoop the inside of the eggplants out of the skins and place in a food processor or blender – add remaining ingredients and whirl until smooth. Serve at room temperature or chilled with warm pita bread, toast triangles or savory crackers.

Yield: approximately 2 cups

Recipe by:
Nancy Parker-Walters
Ludowici, GA

Recipe Courtesy of the Plains Peanut Festival Recipe Contest