• Baba Ghannouj
  • Tahina sauce
    for falafel wraps
  • Mutabal
  • Hummos

Baba Ghannouj

Baba ganoush is similar to hummus, but it calls for grilled or roasted eggplant instead of chickpeas

Ingredients

1 large eggplant
2 cloves garlic (minced mashed)
3 tablespoons tahina
¼ -½ cup fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons Al Ameera Virgin Olive oil

Dressing

Chopped parsley
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon Roasted pine nuts
2 teaspoons Al Ameera Virgin Olive oil
1 table spoon pomegranate arils
PREPARATION TIMES
Total 45 min
Cook time 20 min
Preparation time 25 min
DIRECTION

Preheat the oven at 375 degrees then place the eggplant for 20 minutes until the outer crust crisps and the inner part becomes soft.

Take the Eggplant out and allow 20 minutes to cool. Open the outer crust and take out the inner part and leave it on a sieve to drain. Allow to drain for about 10 minutes.

Place the eggplant in a medium size bowl then add the garlic, tahina, lemon juice, salt, and olive oil and mix all together.

Instead, you can mix using food processor for around 2 minutes. Move the mix to a serving bowl and add lemon juice and olive oil on the top. You can also use chopped parsley, roasted pines and pomegranate arils for garnishing.

Tahina sauce
for falafel wraps

Tahini sauce is rich, creamy, perfectly smooth, nutty and tangy. Its subtle garlic flavor enhances the toasted sesame flavor, rather than overwhelms or detracts.

Ingredients

1 cup Al Ameera Tahina
2 small cloves garlic (minced and mashed)
¼ lemon juice (more can be added upon personal taste)
¼ to ½ teaspoon salt
½ cup water

Dressing

2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons Al Ameera Virgin Olive oil
1 tablespoon pomegranate arils

PREPARATION TIMES
Total 10 min
Preparation time 10 min
Servings  About 2 Cups
DIRECTION

Add Al Ameera Tahina, crushed garlic, and lemon juice in a bowl and stir. Start adding water slowly little at a time up until you reached a heavy creamy texture. Add salt, starting at a half a teaspoon, to taste. You can add more salt and lemon juice if required.

Mutabal

Mutabal is a smoky Middle Eastern dip made with eggplant. This is a beautiful, creamy dip and is a wonderful way to use brinjal or eggplant

Ingredients

2 eggplants
2-3 tablespoons sesame paste (tahina)
half a Lemon
olive oil (1-2 tablespoons)
2 cloves of garlic
100 ml yoghurt
salt
chopped parsley for decoration

Dressing

2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons Al Ameera Virgin Olive oil

PREPARATION TIMES
Total 40min
Cook time 20 min
Preparation time 25 min
DIRECTION

Bake the eggplants, clean them and then drain them within hours. When well drained, mix them or chop with the knife. I like to cut them with the knife; it remains a bit of the original texture. You can mix them and you get a smooth puree, but certainly the traditional version doesn’t require the use of mixer.

Add the ground garlic, lemon juice, salt, tahina paste, oil and mix

Add yogurt (if you want them to be for lent, put soy yogurt or don’t put at all). Homogenize well.

Taste and season with what ingredient you think you like best. Garnish with chopped parsley.

Hummos

hummus is a delicious spread or dip made from chickpeas, tahini, lemon, and spices

Ingredients

1/2 cup of al Ameera Tahina
14 oz (400g) canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
2 cloves garlic (minced and mashed)
¼ cup water
¾ to 1 teaspoon salt

Dressing

Al Ameea Virgin Olive Oil
Roasted pine nuts
Parsley (chopped)

PREPARATION TIMES
Total 10 min
Preparation time 10min
Serving  3 Cups
DIRECTION

Blend Al Ameera tahina, chickpeas, lemon juice, garlic and water in a food processor until smooth. Add salt starting at ¾ teaspoon, to taste. Move to serving dish and add Al Ameera Virgin Olive Oil, pine, and parsley.