Move over hummus, I’ve only eyes for your older brother who tastes just ever so slightly of smoke and sophistication. Baba Ganoush, you take the reigning crown for me…perhaps that’s what your little green party hat’s for. There is only one way to make knockout Baba Ganoush – by smoking your aubergines. Smoky, charred lushness is what defines this dip.
To compliment the delicious flavour of smoked aubergine, I used black garlic instead of ordinary garlic which not only gives a wonderful colour to the Baba Ganoush, but adds a sweet, earthy, umami taste as well. If you’ve not got black garlic, replace with ordinary garlic. I suggest one clove per aubergine as I like the taste of garlic to smack me round the face. If you want something a little more subtle then add to your own liking.