According to Wikipedia, Baba Ganoush is a Levantine dish. (According to me, it’s my mother’s dish 🙂 My mother and my grandmother both made it all through my childhood.) Some people make their baba G with tahini, and some make it with mayonnaise. It’s delicious with either one, but I prefer tahini.
I sometimes add other veggies such as leek, scallion or red pepper, which I burn together with the eggplants.
- You can burn the eggplants directly on a gas or electric range – it won’t ruin the burner.
- When you buy eggplants, make sure that their skin is glossy and that they feel light in your hand.