Eggplant roasted over direct heat accompanied by Tahini sauce in a tricolor spectrum, pine nuts and smoked paprika oil.

By Michael Katz
1 h 4 raciones



  • 4 medium size eggplants


  • 1 beet cooked and reduced to a very smooth puree
  • 4 spring onions blanched and reduced to a very soft puree
  • 250 ml Tahini paste
  • 2-4 cloves garlic
  • Salt to taste
  • Juice of two lemons (or to taste)
  • Water to desired consistency


  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika


  • 2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 8-10 stalks of pea shoots



  • Prick the eggplants with a fork and place directly on the oven flame.
  • Turn them every few minutes so that they cook evenly and the skin burns.
  • When all the skin is charred and the flesh is tender, set aside in a large bowl of cold water and remove the skin.


  • Combine tahini paste, garlic, lemon juice and salt in a blender or food processor.
  • Blend until smooth; add water a little at a time until desired consistency is reached.
  • The mixture should be thick enough to submerge the falafel balls and stick to them.
  • Check seasoning.
  • Divide into 3 equal parts leaving one part natural (white).
  • In the second part incorporate the pureed beets into the batter, check seasoning and consistency.
  • In the third part incorporate the pureed spring onion into the mixture, check seasoning and consistency.


  • Place the paprika in a small frying pan with the coriander seeds, toast over medium-low heat until the paprika begins to brown, add the oil, stir well and set aside to infuse overnight.
  • Strain through a paper coffee filter.


  • Place the eggplant on the plate and with a fork, gently fill, season with salt and pepper, add the lemon juice, dress with the 3 tahini sauces (white, purple and green). 
  • Drizzle with paprika oil and sprinkle with toasted pine nuts.
  • Finish with the pea shoots.


Michael Katz

As a cooking instructor and owner of a cooing school we teach from day one the importance of sustainability.

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