Mama Ganoush (or Move Over, Baba)

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Mama Ganoush

For our “Mama Ganoush” we start by roasting all of the overgrown zucchini we can rustle up. Keep the mixture cold and enjoy this summer treat. It’s up to you if you want to tell your friends that it’s not made with eggplant.



  • a few big zucchini
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 2 cups of sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • as much garlic as you like


Leave the zucchini unpeeled, but remove both ends. Brush zucchini with olive oil and roast or grill until blackened. Pureé the zucchini with the remaining olive oil, seeds, lemon juice, salt, and garlic in a food processor. Enjoy.

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