Whether You're Growing Eggplant In Your Backyard Garden Or Grabbing The Beautifully-Colored Veggies At The Farmers' Market, Here's How To Grill Thick Slices Of Eggplant To Serve As A Vegan Side Dish To Your Summer Meals.

Whether you're growing eggplant in your backyard garden or grabbing the beautifully-colored veggies at the farmers' market, here's how to grill thick slices of eggplant to serve as a vegan side dish to your summer meals.
Whether you're growing eggplant in your backyard garden or grabbing the beautifully-colored veggies at the farmers' market, here's how to grill thick slices of eggplant to serve as a vegan side dish to your summer meals.

Grilled Eggplant

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 4 medium-sized eggplants, ends trimmed, sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch slices

  • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Directions:

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.

  2. In a large bowl, toss eggplant with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

  3. Oil the grill grate. Lay eggplant on grill and close the lid.

  4. Grill for 4 to 5 minutes, use tongs to flip eggplant slices, and continue to grill, covered, for 4 to 5 minutes.

  5. Eggplant is done when it is tender and has grill marks on both sides.

  6. Serve hot.


Cook's note: If you want to add more flavor to eggplant, use a garlic-infused oil or another flavored oil of your choice.

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