We are taking liberties on the translation, but baba means father and well, Ghanoush just sounds cool. Eggplant is a vegetable we love, plus it is delicious and we wanted to re-create this dip, Outlaw style. Although this dip works wonders as a dip for fresh veggies, it is also fantastic when paired with fresh sourdough bread. Most Baba Ghanoush recipes require removal of the eggplant skin, but not here – that’s where most of the nutrients can be found.
Today we went dip crazy. We started with fresh tomato salsa and used this to create black bean dip, taco chip dip, and guacamole. Then we made several different types of hummus. One favorite was roasted red pepper hummus, but the plain garlic hummus was also delicious. It is fun to dip taco chips, pita chips, or even Triscuits in these dips. Another option is to make a scrumptious veggie sandwich with the hummus and everyone loves the taste of fresh raw veggies after dipping them into one of these sauces.