baba ghanoush


ba·​ba gha·​noush ˌbä-bə-gə-ˈnüsh How to pronounce baba ghanoush (audio)
variants or baba ghanouj
: an appetizer or spread made chiefly of eggplant, tahini, garlic, olive oil, and lemon

Examples of baba ghanoush in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web A little smoke goes a long way, and just a light stream can make enchilada-perfect shrimp, smoky eggplant that is begging to blended into baba ghanoush, or chicken thighs for the best-ever picnic chicken salad. Vincent Carvalho, San Antonio Express-News, 10 June 2021 The Lebanese cuisine/baba ghanoush routine … Correct. Seth Abramovitch, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 June 2023 For light bar snacking, try the pita with either the delightfully smoky baba ghanoush or lemony labneh ($8 each, $22 for a dip trio). Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 Apr. 2023 Or try the family feast, which comes with chicken, beef and kafta kebabs, rice, hummus, baba ghanoush and fattoush. Sarah Bahari, Dallas News, 21 Mar. 2023 Recipes inspired by his peers include the super-simple Humma-Noush (a cross between hummus and baba ghanoush) from famed vegan chef Ron Pickarski, crunchy spiced roasted chickpeas from Alton Brown, and a coconut-cream bean pie from Chicago pastry chef Imani Muhammad. Kelsey Lindsey, Outside Online, 24 June 2020 For fans of Lebanese cuisine, Coconut Grove’s Amal is an absolute can’t-miss, offering up classic Mediterranean staples like seared halloumi, kibbeh, and baba ghanoush paired with a wealth of complex cocktails. Jared Ranahan, Forbes, 25 Aug. 2022 The buffet offered more than 20 hot plates of food from Palestine, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan — including whole lamb, lentil soup, tabbouleh and baba ghanoush. The Courier-Journal, 10 Jan. 2023 The menu was created by veteran Lebanese chef Fouad Choker, who is making everything from scratch, including the pita bread, hummus, baba ghanoush, tzatziki sauce and shawarma rotisserie meats. San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 July 2022 See More

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Word History


Arabic dialect bābaghanūj

First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of baba ghanoush was in 1938

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“Baba ghanoush.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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