I'm not really keen on aubergines so I have to admit, I've been putting off making the Baba Ghanouj recipe from my Kitchen Nomad box. Having seen several people saying that it's their favourite recipe from the collection though, I decided to bite the bullet and give it a try.
The recipe (that you can see on the Kitchen Nomad website here) calls for three ingredients from the Lebanon box : Sumac, Tahini and Pomegranate Molasses. (I told you more about those the first time I used them here.)
The first thing to do was bake a few aubergines - as I wasn't really expecting to be keen on it, I just used one, and popped it in the oven to cook at the same time as my cottage pie. (I always try to multitask when using the oven as it saves energy, so I often throw a few potatoes to bake in the bottom of the oven with the roast, for example.)
I left it to cool and kept it in the fridge until the next day when I peeled it and blitzed it, adding tahini and lemon juice to create a thick dip.
It tasted ok but nothing special until I added the mint, sumac and pomegranate molasses, plus my secret ingredient - a couple of sprays of Frylight BBQ flavoured cooking spray which added a lovely smokiness - after which I was amazed to discover that I really liked it. Some strips of flatbread were perfect for dipping into it.
Disclosure : I received a Kitchen Nomad box in order to write an honest review. In order to see all the different recipes (from Greece, Vietnam, Lebanon and Pakistan so far) and to find out how to subscribe for your own Kitchen Nomad box, head over to http://www.kitchennomad.co.uk/
Special discount code for Madhouse Family Reviews readers: if you enter the code MADHOUSE on the checkout page of the Kitchen Nomad website, you can enjoy £5 off your first box for any subscription plan.
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