Sunday, February 20, 2011

Eggplant and blue cheese spread recipe

Eggplant and blue cheese spread with flat bread

I got inspiration for this dish from baba ghanoush, an Arabic spread generally made with eggplant, onions, tomatoes and other vegetables. I substituted the onions and tomatoes with blue cheese and it turned out to be a great combination. The spread had the distinctive blue cheese taste without overpowering the eggplant flavour. Overall an excellent combination and I for sure will be making it again.

The amounts I have suggested is based on my taste. You can vary the amount of cheese and cream, as well as the type of cheese to suit your taste. I have not tried this dish with any other kind of cheese. I presume feta cheese would work well.

1 medium eggplant, cut into centimeter cubes
1 medium onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 teaspoon paprika
100 grams blue cheese, crumbed
100 milliliters cream, crème fraiche or yogurt
1 tablespoon oil

1.       Heat oil over medium flame
2.      Sauté onions until translucent
3.      Add garlic, cook for about 30 seconds, don’t let the garlic brown
4.      Add eggplant and cook until done, about 15-20 minutes. Stir frequently
5.      Reduce heat to low, add paprika, blue cheese and cream and stir through
6.      Puree the mixture or leave it chunky
7.      Salt throughout the cooking process


  1. What a fascinating recipe! Would never have thought of eggplant and blue cheese together, but now I'm really curious. Will definitely have to try to find out.

  2. Little Inbox: it is:)
    Xialou: Good luck, curious to hear your experience

  3. Yummmyy this is absolutely gorgeous! Wasn't sure about the recipe, but gave it a go and am so glad, we are loving it! Thank you!

    1. Glad to hear you liked it. I haven't had this in a while. Thanks for the reminder, I will make it soon.

  4. These look fantastic! What an awesome idea I can’t wait to try this!


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