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Nightshade Free Babaganoush (Paleo, AIP & GF)

Nightshade Free Babaganoush (Paleo, AIP & GF)

Finding good dips to add creaminess to your dishes when you are on a paleo diet or on the AIP (Autoimmune Protocol) is pretty tough, so I though a nightshade free Baba Ganoush was much needed!

AIP Babaganaoush (Paleo, GF, DF, Nightshade Free)

For all those who need to stay away from eggplant and seeds, or simply want to try a cool spin on this traditional Levantine spread, here’s a deliciously creamy combo of root vegetable and mushroom that will be as satisfying as the original dip.

AIP Babaganaoush (Paleo, GF, DF, Nightshade Free)

The way I like to enjoy this nightshade free Baba Ganoush is layered over some healthy endive tacos and topped with crispy calamari fajitas, for which you’ll find the complete recipe in the box below.

Trust me, it will be an explosion of flavor at the first bite!!

AIP Babaganaoush (Paleo, GF, DF, Nightshade Free)

This recipe is also a perfect match for all the dishes included in the “Appetizers/Sides” section of my “AIP Italian Cookbook”, or even even as a delicious add on that can go along with some of the “Secondi” included in the cookbook so make sure you grab a copy if you still don’t have one!! 

AIP Babaganaoush (Paleo, GF, DF, Nightshade Free)

And lastly, as an alternative for all those who don’t eat fish, I tried to match these pretty endive tacos with some crispy sweet potato fries instead of the calamari fajitas and the result was equally delicious!

I can’t wait to hear what your favorite combo is!!

Nightshade Free Baba Ganoush (Paleo, AIP & GF)

AIP Babaganaoush (Paleo, GF, DF, Nightshade Free)





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For the Nightshade Free Baba Ganoush

  • 1 Turnip
  • 1 Rutabaga
  • 1/5 White Onion
  • 200 gr Mushroom
  • Olive oil 
  • Salt
  • Lemon juice 
  • 1 sprig of Dill (optional)

For the Endive Tacos

  • 1 Endive
  • 2 Calamari Steak 
  • Olive oil 
  • Salt
  • 5 Leaves of Sage

For the Nightshade Free Baba Ganoush:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Peal, clean and cut all the vegetables, place them in a casserole (except for the mushrooms), season them with olive oil and salt and bake them with a lid on for about 40-45 minutes, until all the root vegetables are soft. Wait for about 20 minutes before you add in the mushrooms so they don’t burn.
  3. Transfer the roasted vegetables in a high speed blender and pulse until creamy.
  4. Lastly, add a squeeze of lemon juice, mix well and put your nightshade free Baba Ganoush in a bowl, topping it with some fresh dill.

For the Endive Tacos with Calamari Fajitas:

  1. Heat up the olive oil in a pan, add in some chopped sage and, when it starts sizzling, put in the calamari steak.
  2. Cook on both sides, add a pinch of salt and transfer the steak in a plate to cut it in thin stripes or “fajitas” (turn off the stove in the meantime).
  3. Toss the calamari fajitas back in the pan for a minute so that it gets crispy on all sides.
  4. Separate the endive leaves, scoop some nightshade free Baba Ganoush on each one and top them with a few calamari fajitas.
  5. Enjoy!

I hope you enjoyed making my nightshade free Baba Ganoush and I would love it if you could share this recipe with other foodies that could enjoy it!

Simply click on the social media icons you se on the left side of the screen, or scroll all the way down and click on the pinnable graphic I created for it so that you can easily save it in your Pinterest boards! 

Ciao, Ambra

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