Chef Ursula's recipe for White Chocolate Babe Ghannouj

(FOX19) - Chef Ursula's recipe for White Chocolate Babe Ghannouj:


12 cloves of garlic, unpeeled

4 medium eggplants, sliced in half lengthwise

1/2 cup fresh lemon juice

2/3 cup tahini

4 oz. white chocolate, melted and cooled

2 tbsp. finely chopped Italian flat leaf parsley

2 tsp. ground cumin

1 ½ tsp. paprika

1 tsp. each salt and ground black pepper

Toasted pita bread, for serving


  • Heat the oven broiler on high, but keep the rack in the center.
  • Place garlic and eggplants, skin side up, on a foil-lined baking sheet; broil until tender and charred all over, about 20 minutes for garlic, and about 40 minutes for eggplant.
  • Peel garlic and peel, seed eggplants, and scoop out flesh from eggplant; transfer to a food processor with juice, tahini, chocolate, half the parsley, the cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper; puree until smooth.
  • Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with remaining parsley and pomegranate seeds; serve with pita on the side for dipping.

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