Can It Baba? These Charred Veg Dips Go Way Beyond Eggplant

June 25, 2015

There’s a method to making baba ghanoush. And it applies to way more than eggplant. Will any vegetable baba? As long as it’s hearty, with tough skin that can handle high heat. Carrot baba, celery-root baba, shallot baba…the possibilities! Here’s how to turn anything from summer squash to sweet potato into a tasty, charred-veg dip—just don’t forget the pita.

Step 1: Choose Your Vegetable
Turning a bumper crop of vegetables into a variation on baba ghanoush is easy. Start with 3 lb. summer squash or zucchini, or 2 lb. red beets, Japanese eggplants, or sweet potatoes. You don’t even need…