As September approaches, aubergine (eggplant) is in season. Rich in colour and nutrients, eggplant is a great addition to a variety of dishes from appetizers and salads to meatless main dishes. Aubergine is often found baked in a Greek moussaka or Provençal ratatouille; roasted and pureed with garlic, tahini (sesame seed paste), lemon juice, salt and cumin for the Middle Eastern dip, baba ganoush; thinly sliced and fried to make aubergine crisps. I love aubergine so I will share a few Thermomix eggplant recipes with you over the next month but today, I’m sharing my favourite one – Thermomix Baba Ganoush.
Whether you know it as mutabbal, moutabal, eggplant salad or baba ganoush (ghanoush), the smoke-scented aubergine puree is a classic part of any mezze. I lived in Saudi Arabia when I was younger and along with hummus, this is a staple in my house. I love it, I hope you do too.