Smoky Zucchini Baba Ghanoush

Recipe from Real Simple

Total time Yield
1 hour, 15 mins 6 servings



  • 6 zucchini, halved lengthwise
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  • 1. Heat oven to 500°F. Drizzle the cut sides of the zucchini with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  • 2. Bake on a rimmed baking sheet until charred and soft, 45 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.
  • 3. Scoop out the flesh and combine with the tahini, lemon juice, and salt. Top with the crushed red pepper flakes, toasted sesame seeds, pepper, and remaining olive oil.
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