Choose A Good Dip Alternative
A good dip alternative is Baba ganoush, a Middle Eastern dish made from roasted eggplant mixed with tahini, a sesame seed spread, lemon juice, garlic, parsley, ground cumin, salt, and olive oil. This Lebanese appetizer is served with paprika sprinkled on top along with extra olive oil, pine nuts, and parsley sprigs.
The secret to making excellent baba ganoush is to select smaller egg plants with fewer seeds. Too many seeds can make the finished baba ganoush bitter. Put everything in a blender and blend until it reaches your desired smoothness. Some people like it chunkier, while others don’t like even a hint of chunkiness.
This spread is eaten with torn pieces of pita bread, like a dip. It could also be eaten with falafel or as part of a total meal including tabouli. It is delicious, so the way you consume it isn’t important if you enjoy it and eat it often.