Growing up in Hong Kong, I wasn’t too familiar with Middle-Eastern or Lebanese cuisine until a few years ago. One of our clients was a big Lebanese chain restaurant owner in London. Our design team used to go to their restaurant to photograph the food and design their menu/digital promotional materials for 2-3 years. We were regularly offered food tasting and often had chances to speak to the chef; that’s how I discovered Middle-Eastern and Lebanese cuisine.
I still remember the first time I tried baba ganoush (smoky aubergine dip), I was like OH. MY. GOD. It was so creamy and smokey, how could it be vegan?!!!!!!!!
Here you go, this is my baba ganoush recipe.
First, cut the aubergines in half and grease with oil, place them on a baking tray lined with tin foil.
The white sides face down… bake for 30 minutes.
Scoop out the aubergine flesh into a large mixing bowl and add in all sauce ingredients.
Blend the mixture with a blender or food processor (I love my hand blender!!!!) until it forms a creamy and smooth paste.
Drizzle with olive oil then sprinkle the coriander and pomegranate seeds on top and it is ready to serve. It is soooo simple, right?
If you ever bore with hummus and want something different, this baba ganoush is a perfect alternative. It is an excellent addition to a sharing platter; serve with salad, crackers or flatbreads. It’s an absolute joy to eat.
This recipe was created for Veahero, a cool new (free!) meal planning platform for vegans and vegetarians.
If you have followed and made this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment and take a picture, tagging it with #k33_kitchen and share it on Instagram! I’d be very excited to see what you come up with. Cheers, hope you enjoy my recipes! <3 <3
Hello! My name is Kee. I’m an illustrator, graphic designer, music lover, gym freak, mountain hiker, vegan cook and wine drinker based in London.
For me, food is not just the indulgence of taste-buds, it is a way to connect people together, a way of feeling, of touching, of loving and of sharing. It creates a moment, a memory and a togetherness with someone you care for or an experience just for yourself. I want to create delicious plant-based dishes that everyone can experience and enjoy together, whether vegan, vegetarian or meat eater. Seeing people’s joy when eating just gives me the warmest feeling inside and so here I am. Welcome to K33 Kitchen! <3 <3