The Best Baba Ganoush

September 6, 2017 By Sarah White No Comments

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine eggplants are a ‘cooling’ or yin food, making them an excellent dietary choice on hot summer days. The five TCM food types are cold, hot, warm, cool and neutral – this refers not to the state of the food, but the effect that it has on our bodies. In Chinese medicine theory eating with the seasons means that you are consuming more raw, cold and cool foods during hot months and eating predominantly hot, spicy and warm foods in the cold winter months in order to maintain balance within the body.

Examples of other cooling foods to eat this summer include: raw vegetables, apple, banana, pear, cantaloupe, watermelon, tomato, citrus, lettuce, cucumber, celery, asparagus, eggplant, spinach, summer squash, broccoli, cauliflower, corn and zucchini.

This eggplant dip is best served with another cooling food: sliced up cucumbers. It’s my go-to appetizer when hosting late summer BBQs at our house. Stay cool kids!

The Best Baba Ganoush Recipe

This vegan, low-carb and gluten-free dip is the perfect summer time appetizer. Smoky & flavourful, this simple recipe is made with eggplant, tahini, garlic and lemon. 

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Dr. Sarah White is a Naturopathic Doctor, Integrative health expert and the founder + CEO of This Doctor’s Kitchen — your evidence-based resource for all things health and wellness. Dr. Sarah takes a food-first approach to health with a focus in fertility, longevity and natural beauty. She is recognized as an expert in women’s hormones, thyroid health and anti-aging. Dr. Sarah is a published health author with features in Elle Canada, Best Health, EcoParent & Whole Family magazine.