baba ghanoush

ba·​ba gha·​noush | \ ˌbä-bə-gə-ˈnüsh How to pronounce baba ghanoush (audio) \
variants: or baba ghanouj \ ˌbä-​bə-​gə-​ˈnüzh \

Definition of baba ghanoush

: an appetizer or spread made chiefly of eggplant, tahini, garlic, olive oil, and lemon

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Recent Examples on the Web Popular items on the menu include the hummus and pita bread platters, baba ghanoush, chicken shawarma and mixed kebab platters. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "Omar’s Pizza & Mediterranean Grill brings eclectic menu to Fairview Park," 24 Sep. 2019 That said, many locals do drop in just for the standard appetizer, a meze platter of homemade falafel, baba ghanoush, fava beans, fried chicory, apple, cucumber, hummus—whatever’s on hand. David Kortava, The New Yorker, "Kabab Café’s “Snout to Tail” Delicacies," 23 Aug. 2019 The baba ghanoush with the vegetarian kibbeh is smoked in the oven. Polly Campbell,, "Interesting history, amazing rooftop at The View at Shires' Garden," 22 July 2019 Most minds turn to baba ghanoush when eggplant dip is mentioned. Alex Delany, Bon Appétit, "This Rent Week Eggplant Dip is Absolutely an Acceptable Dinner," 10 July 2019 The buffet offers more than 20 hot plates of food from Palestine, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan — including whole lamb, lentil soup, tabbouleh and baba ghanoush. Savannah Eadens, The Courier-Journal, "Ramen and Mediterranean restaurants are spicing things up at Mid City Mall," 26 June 2019 There will also be a branch of the South End Armenian-Lebanese restaurant Anoush’ella, which will serve mezze such as hummus, baba ghanoush, and kofta wraps. Kara Baskin,, "Time Out Market set to open in the Fenway next week; Saltie Girl joins the lineup," 18 June 2019 Take your cafeteria tray to a table underneath the neon lights spelling out the name, and dig into a Mixed Combination, a heaping Styrofoam plate of rice, hummus and baba ghanoush snug against falafel and chicken., "Secret Chicago: 40 of the city's best-kept mystery spots," 1 May 2018 Jiep Jiep Jiep Jiep, in Mile Ex, excels in innovative fusion with pan-Asian inspiration; consider the Japanese version of baba ghanoush or the kimchi shakshuka. Karin Eldor, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Brunches in Montreal," 6 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of baba ghanoush

1938, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for baba ghanoush

Arabic dialect bābaghanūj

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“Baba ghanoush.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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