Smoky Eggplant Salad/Dip

Baba Ganoush

Preparation info
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    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Cuisine of Life: Recipes and Stories of the New Food Entrepreneurs of Turkey

By Center for International Private Enterprise

Published 2019

  • About

Baba Ganoush is the father of eggplant salads and a sister to hummus, with minimal ingredients. There are various stories around the origins of this smoky dip, found throughout the Levant. In one history, there was a widely loved priest (papa) named Gnug. One day a student wanted to present a gift for him; he cooked Papa Gnug a meal composed of eggplant and vegetables. Gnug invited the village people to share in this meal. Impressed by his generosity, the people named the dish after him, “P