How to grill eggplant

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:

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  • 4 medium-sized eggplants, ends trimmed, sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch slices
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  • 1/4 cup olive oil
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  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

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  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.
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  3. In a large bowl, toss eggplant with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
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  5. Oil the grill grate. Lay eggplant on grill and close the lid.
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  7. Grill for 4 to 5 minutes, use tongs to flip eggplant slices, and continue to grill, covered, for 4 to 5 minutes.
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  9. Eggplant is done when it is tender and has grill marks on both sides.
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  11. 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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