(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.