A purée of roasted eggplant and tahini, flavored with garlic and lemon juice.
A Middle Eastern dish, a puree of broiled eggplant usually with garlic, lemon juice, and tahini, eaten with pita as an appetizer.
Origin of baba-ghanouj
- Levantine colloquial Arabic bābā ġannūj bābā papa ġannūj flirtatious (ġanija to flirt ġng in Semitic roots)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition