Vegan Smashed Eggplant Toast (GF)

Vegan Smashed Eggplant Toast (GF)

This Vegan Smashed Eggplant Toast is such a great way to switch it up if you're getting bored of avocado toast!
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword baba ganoush, vegan breakfast idea, vegan eggplant toast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 130kcal
Author Rhian Williams


For the baba ganoush:

  • 1 eggplant (aubergine), halved
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil*
  • 3 tablespoons flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped
  • Salt + pepper, to taste

To serve:

  • Toasted bread (gluten-free if necessary)
  • Toppings of choice listed in notes**


For the baba ganoush:

  • Lay out the eggplant (aubergine) skin-side up on a baking tray (lined with baking paper) and roast in oven for around 45 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit), until soft enough to easily pierce with a fork
  • Around 20 minutes before removing eggplant from the oven, place the whole garlic cloves in the same baking tray
  • Meanwhile, mix together the paprika, lemon juice, tahini, olive oil, parsley and salt + pepper in a bowl
  • Push the garlic cloves out of their skins (should fall out easily) and place in the bowl, using a spoon to gently crush them and mixing them into the rest of the mixture
  • Once eggplant is done, remove from oven and leave to cool for about 10 minutes, until cool enough to handle
  • Use a spoon or fork to scoop out the flesh from the skin (the flesh should fall out fairly easily) and add to the bowl
  • Mix well, taste and adjust seasonings as necessary
  • Keeps covered in the fridge for up to a few days

To serve:

  • Spread baba ganoush onto toast and top with desired ingredients


*Omit if you'd prefer to keep it oil-free
**Suggested toppings: 
  • Sliced cherry tomatoes
  • Cress
  • Shredded purple cabbage
  • Thinly sliced radishes
  • Pomegranate arils
  • Chopped walnuts
  • Rocket (arugula)
  • Sauerkraut
  • Black Kalamata olives
  • Sundried tomatoes
  • Chopped pistachios


Calories: 130kcal