Baba Ganouy( Baba Ghanoush/ Baba Gannoujh )

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr

A lovely dip for veggies, toasted pompadams or tortilla chips. I use it as a spread for meat and veggie sandwiches also.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. First off, buy only shiny eggplants-dull ones are old.
  2. Cut off the stem ends of eggplants and prick them like you would a spud for baking.
  3. Place on the middle rack in oven and bake at 250 degrees for about 1 hour.
  4. They should look quite pooped out.
  5. Using mitts remove and cool to touch.
  6. Cut open and scoop out-toss the peel.
  7. Place in a food processor with all the ingredients except oil.
  8. Whirl away-until smooth.
  9. Taste and adjust-remember the pepper and garlic will get stronger.
  10. Place in a serving dish and cover with oil if not serving right away.
  11. Chill.
Most Helpful

Delicious. A hit with my kids, too.

Chadonbeni July 28, 2009

Really good - popular at get togethers! Looks like the version in the original Moosewood Cookbook. I have made this at least a dozen times as written but with just 1-3 garlic cloves. I like the Chinese eggplants the best as I find them milder and the seeds seem smaller. I love the scallion in this, too. Sometimes I add a cup or so of plain yogurt. I like to serve this with raw veggies and pita bread. Great recipe, thank you for posting, DiB's. I'll be making it again and again to the thrill of my friends and family.

Garlic Chick June 23, 2009

Absolutely delicious! This was my first stab at making Baba Ghanoush, and I found that it was easier than I imagined. I halved the recipe and omitted the scallions (they had gone bad). I served it with falafel, yellow rice, and veggies for a lovely dinner. My husband really liked it too. I will definitely make this again.

Prose February 22, 2009