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baba ganoush for gastroparesis

Baba Ganoush for Gastroparesis & GERD (Vegan + Dairy-Free + Gluten-Free + Low-FODMAP)

Creamy, dreamy Baba Ganoush is a Lebanese dish of roasted aubergine with tahini and soothing spices. Typically it's made with garlic but I have omitted that as it is a known irritant to those with Gastroparesis & GERD. Packed with minerals and B Vitamins, this is a gorgeous dish that is so easy to make. Enjoy it with warm gluten-free Pita Bread or some crispbreads.
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine middle east


  • Oven, Knife, Blender


  • 2 Aubergines
  • 2 tbsp Tahini
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius (oven temperatures vary so adjust accordingly)
  • Meanwhile, whilst you wait for the oven to warm up, take a sharp knife and prick a few holes into the aubergine.
  • Pop your aubergine onto a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Place the aubergine into the warm oven for 1 hour. Halfway through, at the 30-minute mark, turn over, and continue to cook for 30 more minutes.
  • Remove the aubergine from the oven and leave to cool for at least 10 minutes.
  • With your sharp knife, cut the aubergine lengthways, and scrape out all of the pulp into a bowl.
  • Add this bowl of the aubergine pulp to a high-powered blender with the tahini, lemon juice, oil, spices, salt and pepper.
  • Mix to your prefered consistency and you're done! Finish with some more oil and paprika to garnish if you like.


You can really tailor-make this recipe to suit your own Gastroparesis symptoms. This can be done by lowering the amount of olive oil and tahini that you add to your Baba Ganoush.
Keyword baba ganoush, dairy free, gastroparesis, gerd, gluten free, lebanese, low fodmap, middle east, vegan