9 Savory Recipes with Chocolate ...


Because dark chocolate is such a power food, lots of gourmets, gourmands, and foodies are experimenting and creating more savory recipes with chocolate. You might think that the traditionally sweet treat wouldn't taste good in a savory dish, but if you do it right, chocolate adds a richness and texture to many sorts of dishes. If you're feeling a little adventurous and want to try something new, consider making some savory recipes with chocolate!

1. White Chocolate Baba Ghannouj

White Chocolate Baba Ghannouj

I know what you're thinking: there's no way this tastes good, especially with white chocolate, which is notoriously sweeter than milk or dark chocolate. However, this is one of the most innovative savory recipes with chocolate I've ever seen. It's the creamy texture of the chocolate that makes it work, because it perfectly complements the smoky flavor of the eggplant and the nuttiness of the tahini. It even works with the paprika and the garlic. Try it, just once – you'll love it!


8 cloves garlic, unpeeled

4 medium eggplants, sliced in half lengthwise

⅓ cup fresh lemon juice

⅔ cup tahini

4 oz. white chocolate, melted and cooled

2 tbsp. finely chopped parsley

1½ tsp. ground cumin

1½ tsp. paprika

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Pomegranate seeds, for garnish

Toasted pita bread, for serving


Heat oven broiler on high. 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.

Source: saveur.com

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