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Roasted Eggplant Dip (No Tahini!)

This roasted eggplant dip or baba ganoush made without tahini is a classic addition to any mezze platter. Smokey eggplant is blended together with bright lemon, zesty garlic, and a creamy base for a silky dip that is perfect with vegetables, naan triangles, or just a spoon! No fancy ingredients required, and minimal effort too!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 172kcal
Author: Sunena Anand


  • 1 Eggplant medium-sized
  • ½ cup Mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup Sour cream full fat
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 Lemon juiced
  • Salt to taste


  • Prep: Using a fork, pierce the eggplant all around the skin.
    1 Eggplant
  • Roast: Place the eggplant in an air fryer basket, and air fry for 30 minutes at 375°F. The eggplant should be extremely soft to touch, and the skin should look shrivelled. Remove the eggplant from the air fryer basket and transfer to a flat surface. Very carefully slit the eggplant down the middle to let the steam escape, and let the eggplant cool for 5-10 minutes.
  • Blend: Once the eggplant is warm/cool to touch, scoop out the meat of the eggplant. Add the eggplant to a food processor with the remaining ingredients, and pulse until you have your desired consistency.
    1 Eggplant, ½ cup Mayonnaise, ¼ cup Sour cream, 2 cloves Garlic, 1 Lemon, Salt


Alternative Roasting Methods
  • Gas burner / BBQ: You can also char the eggplant over a gas burner or a barbecue. This will give you an even smokier flavour. Use a pair of heat-proof tongs to turn the eggplant as it chars. If you are using a gas burner, I recommend using a small rack over the flame.
  • Oven: You can also roast the eggplant in the oven, for 1 hour at 375°F.


Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 219mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 93IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg