Galganov's Free and Easy Recipe for Baba Ganoush!
The Background Story
There are so many ways to spell Baba Ghanoush. Alternates include but are not limited to baba ganush, baba ghannou, and baba ghannoug. Popularized and now the most common accepted spelling (although traditionally a misspelling is "baba ganoush".
There are more ways to prepare this dish than there are to spell it so, there's no right or wrong way - there's only the way you like it.
No matter how you spell it though, this aubergine eggplant dip is a winner at your dinner table or at a party.
The next challenge with baba ganoush is that since the eggplant itself cannot be effectively sized, you will have to learn to adjust ingredients to fit the volume of eggplant. This recipe is based on an aubergine of approximately 500 g (1 Lb) raw. Add your ingredients and then taste the mixture adjusting volumes as needed.
We like it a little creamier and, so, add more tahini than some recipes call for. Some use cilantro instead of parsley. Some add mint (very common in some regions).
Try, taste and learn what you like best! We like a blananced flavour where you can just taste everything ... but no single ingredient is overwhelming.
Of course, a nice, home made baba ghanoush is best served with home made pita.