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A round plate of baba ghanoush with carrots, celery and pita on the side
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Lazy Slow Cooker Baba Ghanoush

Slow cooker baba ghanoush is a delicious dip made from cooked eggplant. This easy homemade recipe is the perfect make ahead appetizer or party food.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Keyword: baba ghanouj, crockpot eggplant dip, easy eggplant dish, eggplant dip, slow cooker baba ghanoush
Servings: 6
Calories: 48kcal



  • non-stick spray of choice
  • 1 med. eggplant
  • 3 tbsp. tahini
  • 3 tbsp. lemon juice
  • tsp. minced garlic
  • ¼ tsp. onion powder
  • ¼ tsp. smoked sea salt
  • pinch smoked paprika optional
  • olive oil optional


  • peel eggplant and cut into small cubes
  • Spray slow cooker with cooking spray
    non-stick spray of choice
  • place eggplant cubes in a strainer or on top of paper towels. sprinkle liberally with salt and set aside for a minimum of 20 minutes.
  • after sitting time, wipe excess salt and moisture off of eggplant pieces.
  • add eggplant, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, onion powder and smoked sea salt to slow cooker
    1 med. eggplant, 3 tbsp. tahini, 3 tbsp. lemon juice, 1½ tsp. minced garlic, ¼ tsp. onion powder, ¼ tsp. smoked sea salt
  • stir, cover and cook on low for 4 hours
  • Once eggplant is soft, use immersion blender to fully combine/process all ingredients into paste.
  • to serve, place baba ghanoush in a shallow bowl. swirl some olive oil on top and sprinkle top with smoked paprika
  • serve with pita, crackers or veggie sticks for dipping,


Calories: 48kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 83mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg