Baba Ghanoush might be just the hor d'oeuvre you are searching for. Watching your figure? This gluten free, primal, and whole 30 recipe has 249 calories, 8g of protein, and 17g of fat per serving. This recipe serves 4. This recipe covers 16% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. Head to the store and pick up pepper, cumin, eggplants, and a few other things to make it today. This recipe is typical of middl eastern cuisine. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 45 minutes.
Set broiler on high. Prick 2 1-lb. eggplants all over with a fork and place on a rimmed baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Broil until softened and starting to blacken, 15 to 20 minutes, turning once halfway through.
When eggplants are cool enough to handle, slice in half lengthwise and scoop innards into bowl of a food processor.
Add 1/2 cup tahini, 2 mashed garlic cloves, juice of 1 medium lemon, 1/2 tsp. cumin, salt and pepper. Process until mixture reaches desired consistency.
Place in a serving bowl and stir in 2 Tbsp. coarsely chopped fresh parsley.
Drizzle with 1 tsp. olive oil, then sprinkle 1/8 tsp. paprika or cayenne pepper on top, if desired.
Serve immediately or cover and chill to serve later.