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Baba Ghanouj

This recipe is modified from Ricardocuisine, photo credit Anjela30/

Baba Ghanouj

This recipe came out of a lunch conversation when a colleague mentioned how Baba Ghanouj is a tasty snack and easy to prepare. Bonus – Eggplants are low in potassium!


  • 1 large eggplant, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 head of garlic, unpeeled
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) olive oil
  • Lemon juice to taste


  1. With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the eggplant cut side down on the baking sheet. Roast until the flesh is very tender and pulls away easily from the skin, about 1 hour depending on the eggplant’s size. Let cool.
  3. Meanwhile, cut the tips off the garlic cloves. Place the cloves in a square of aluminum foil. Fold up the edges of the foil and crimp together to form a tightly sealed packet. Roast alongside the eggplant until tender, about 20 minutes. Let cool. Purée the cloves by pressing them through a garlic press.
  4. With a spoon, scoop the flesh from the eggplant and place it in the bowl of a food processor. Add the garlic purée, oil and lemon juice. Process until smooth. Season with pepper.
  5. Serve with mini pitas.

Nutrient Analysis

  • Calories: 51 KCal
  • Protein: 1.0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.0 g
  • Fibre: 2.4 g
  • Total Fat: 3.6 g
  • Sodium: 2 mg
  • Phosphorus: 22 mg
  • Potassium: 170 mg

Renal Diet Nutrient Analysis

Servings per recipe: 8

Serving size: 1/4 cup dip

Renal and Diabetic Exchanges

1 veg

What is one exchange?
  • 1 Protein Choice = 1oz of meat or 7g of dietary protein
  • 1 Starch Choice = about 15g of carbohydrates
  • 1 Fruit or Vegetable Choice = ½ cup
  • 1 Milk Choice = ½ cup

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