Paleo Baba Ghanoush
Whether because of leaky gut, autoimmune issues, sensitivity to high concentrations of omega-6s, or even cross contamination, it turns out that many people have problems with sesame. But at least this paleo baba ghanoush can be back on the table!
Back when I developed leaky gut, I reacted to all kinds of foods, and especially seeds of all kinds. Sadly, I had to give up my beloved hummus, which is made with tahini (sesame seed paste). I didn’t even think I could substitute with another favorite of mine, baba ghanoush, until I learned that the Israeli version of the dish uses mayonnaise instead of tahini. It actually gives it a lighter taste, with more of the eggplant flavor coming through. Also, because of the raw garlic, its a good immunity booster. This dish is great as a dip or as a condiment. I like dipping plantain chips into it.