White chocolate Baba Ghannouj

Serves: 4

Prep time: 10 Minutes

Cook time: 50 Minutes

Total time: 60 mins

Dietary: Dairy

Meal type: starter



Author: dghchocolatier

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  • 4 cloves garlic (peeled)
  • 4 aubergine, (medium, sliced in half lengthwise)
  • 80 ml fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tspn tahini
  • 50 grams white chocolate (melted and cooled slightly)
  • 2 tbsps chopped parsley (finely)
  • 11/2 tsps ground cumin
  • 11/2 tsps smoked paprika or chilli
  • Sea Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Pomegranate seeds (for garnish)
  • Pita bread (Toasted, for serving)


Prick the aubergines with a fork. Grill the aubergines and garlic until the skin is charred and blacked and the flesh feels soft when you press it (this should around 15-20 minutes, turning halfway through cooking).

In a pestle and mortar, crush the garlic with the lemon juice, tahini, olive oil and pepper.

When cool, cut the aubergines in half and scoop out the flesh.

Transfer to a food processor with juice, tahini, chocolate, half the parsley, the cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper; blitz until smooth.

Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with remaining parsley and pomegranate seeds; serve with warm pita on the side for dipping.