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

Examples of baba ghanoush in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For starters, try the vegetarian grape leaves and share the appetizer sampler, a plate full of homemade baba ghanoush, warm lentils, tangy tabbouleh, and smooth hummus. Globe Staff,, "5 restaurants we supported this week," 19 Jan. 2021 The menu is built on favorites like smoky eggplant baba ghanoush and grape leaves stuffed with ground lamb or a vegetarian filling. Beth D'addono,, "Green Olives Cafe serves Middle Eastern food on Maple Street," 9 Nov. 2020 The mezze platter includes hummus, baba ghanoush, falafel, stuffed grape leaves, kibbeh, tabbouleh, labneh and pita bread. Will Coviello,, "Gambit's 2020 Fall Dining Guide: Where to eat in the New Orleans area amid new reopening phase," 12 Oct. 2020 Those flavors come through in a section of the menu devoted to sauces and dips (think baba ghanoush and chicken liver pâté). Sharyn Jackson, Star Tribune, "Nashville hot chicken, Sidebar at Surdyk's, and more restaurant openings in the Twin Cities," 17 Sep. 2020 Many have tried eggplant in baba ghanoush, but the Mediterranean region isn’t the only part of the world with a distinctive spread made of the stuff. Paul Stephen,, "Learn to love eggplants with our tips and 4 dishes, including classic eggplant Parmesan," 19 Aug. 2020 The Greek version is lighter and a bit chunkier; baba ghanoush is made creamy with tahini. Beth Dooley, Star Tribune, "Turn to eggplant for this Greek dip," 29 July 2020 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

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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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