Avocado Oil Baba Ganoush

Antioxident-rich baba ganoush recipe for protecting your brain cells and gut health

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There’s nothing like dipping some hot flatbread into a pile of zingy baba ganoush. This recipe from The Groovy Food Company is full of gut-loving fibre, as well as vitamins B1 and B6.

There’s nothing like a stack of warm pitta bread and freshly blitzed dip for an afternoon snack. Hummus is great, guac is delicious but baba ganoush is in a league of its own. 

The aubergine is an incredible vegetable. Not only is it a rich source of dietary fibre (important for maintaining good gut health), but it’s also packed with vitamins B1 and B6 as well as potassium, copper, magnesium and manganese.

As with so many plants (like potatoes), the skin is arguably the most nutritious bit of an aubergine. Rich in nasunin, a potent antioxidant that gives the skin its purple colour, it’s been found to protect the fats in the brain cell membranes – helping to protect the organ from damage.

To get the most of your baba ganoush, you want to look for plump aubergines that are vivid in colour and as unbruised as possible. 

Ingredients

2 aubergines

The Groovy Food Company Avocado Oil Spray

Tahini

Juice of one lemon

Pinch of salt

Method

Spray aubergines with the avocado oil spray. 

Pop in the oven on a high heat until charred on the outside. You could always use a BBQ, in which case, throw on and rotate every few mintuest to avoid burning.

You want the outside of the aubergines to be evenly charred

Scoop out the middles once charred and combine with lemon juice, salt and tahini. 

Keep tasting as you mix, adding more of the lemon, salt or tahini to taste. 

Recipe and image courtesy of The Groovy Food Company.

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Miranda Larbi

Miranda Larbi is the editor of Strong Women and Strong Women Training Club. A qualified personal trainer and vegan runner, she can usually be found training for the next marathon, seeking out vegan treats or cycling across London on a pond-green Tokyo bike.

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