August 16, 2011

Baba Ganouch {more than an affectionate nickname}

Baba Ganouch
{Or, "baba goosh" as Isaiah would say}
Is essentially an eggplant hummus

Honestly, when I started calling my son Baba Ganouch
I didn't exactly know what it was
{let alone how to spell it}

So when I stumbled upon a recipe for it,
I was pretty excited that I picked a childhood nickname for my son that is commonly referred to as a dip.
{what? it has a cute ring to it:)}

I don't know about you, but I'm a fan of dip, fun words and also my son
so I decided to put my own spin on Baba Ganush
{the edible kind, of course}

Here goes!

Gather your ingredients

Chop up the eggplant and place it on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and salt.

Bake at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes, turning once.

I just love lemon :)

Place the roasted eggplant in a food processor & add in remaining ingredients {leaving out olive oil}

Puree until smooth and then drizzle in the olive oil.
Store in the refrigerator for a few hours to cool and let the flavors combine...
and you'll end up with a delicious dip
{and a cute nickname}

Great with veggies, pita chips or as a spread!


  • 1 eggplant

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

  • 1/4 cup tahini

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sesame seeds

  • 2 cloves garlic {roughly chopped}

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • Directions
    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
    2. Chop eggplant into rough 1 inch cubes and place on baking sheet. Bake for approximately 30 minutes, turning once, or until soft. Remove from oven, and place into food processor.
    3. Add remaining ingredients {lemon juice, tahini, sesame seeds, and garlic} to the food processor, and puree. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle in olive oil until desired consistency is achieved. Refrigerate before serving.


    Mallorie Owens said...

    I've only had baba ganouch once recently and loved it! Can't wait to try this recipe, thanks for sharing :)

    Jesse said...

    I call Sophie "baba ganouch" too and had absolutely no idea what it was until now! Thanks for enlightening me :)

    Jamie said...


    Heather said...

    ooo yum! I've never tried eggplant hummus before! though my hubs loved the bean hummus, so maybe I'll have to give this a try!

    -Heather from

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