Homemade Roasted Garlic Baba Ganoush – Turn your summer eggplant into something extra magical with this recipe for creamy, garlicky, and downright DELICIOUS homemade baba ganoush!
Baba what? Baba who??
If you’ve never tried or even heard of baba ganoush before, but you love hummus, then keep reading because this is just the recipe for you!
Now, I’m aware that the only experience that many people have with eggplant is in the infamous (and I dare say delicious) eggplant parmesan. The truth is that eggplant is enjoyed in many culinary traditions. Asian dishes, for example – like in my Asian Eggplant Stir Fry. They’re also the key ingredient in today’s Lebanese recipe which is popular in a number of Middle Eastern countries. My first experience with baba ganoush was at one of my husband’s friend’s houses. His friend had grown up in Jordan and he cracked open the canned version of the stuff. It was pretty good, but I have to say that homemade baba ganoush is 100 times more delicious!
According to the ever-reliable Wikipedia (she says sarcastically), the Arabic name “Baba Ganoush” translates to “pampered papa” or “coy daddy.” I’m not sure what to make of that, so we’ll just leave the conversation at that. Baba ganoush is made from roasted eggplant that has been puréed with garlic and tahini until it’s smooth and full of delicious flavor. Just like hummus, it’s perfect for dipping vegetables, pitas, or crackers in. You can also use it as a creamy sandwich spread and ditch the fattening mayo.
Treat your veggie trays or favorite breads like a “pampered papa” with this delicious recipe for homemade baba ganoush! 😜🍆