If you’ve been following the DASH diet, which is basically a diet aimed at lowering blood pressure, then a meal idea like this baba ghanoush recipe can be the perfect option for a tasty and healthy lunch or dinner.
Made primarily of eggplants, baba ghanoush is low in sodium and incredibly flavorful without the use of unhealthy fats or other unhealthy ingredients. It is also a recipe that is very easy to whip up with a food processor or blender.
The trick to creating a tasty baba ghanoush recipe is to grill your vegetables first. Grilling the vegetables adds another dimension of flavor and amplifies the flavor potential of some of the ingredients, especially the garlic. The grilled garlic brings lovely caramelized flavor to this baba ghanoush, contributing to its irresistible nature.
Sticking to the DASH diet guidelines, this baba ghanoush dip is served with whole wheat pita bread. Half a pita served with two tablespoons of this baba ghanoush contains only 150 mg of sodium, while offering 12 grams of fiber and 7 grams of protein. This recipe also has no added sugars, no cholesterol, and only 1 gram of saturated fat per serving.