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Grilled Eggplant

Scott Phillips

Servings: four to six as a side dish.

Basic grilled eggplant is a simple side dish that lets the vegetable’s flavor shine through. To dress things up a bit, try grilled eggplant topped with Toasted-Breadcrumb Salsa VerdeOlive, Orange & Anchovy VinaigretteRoasted Red Pepper Relish; or Feta & Herbs.


  • 1 large globe eggplant (about 1 lb.), trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch-thick rounds
  • 3 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil; more as needed
  • Kosher salt

Nutritional Information

  • Nutritional Sample Size based on six servings
  • Calories (kcal) : 80
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 60
  • Fat (g): 7
  • Saturated Fat (g): 1
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 1
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 5
  • Cholesterol (mg): 0
  • Sodium (mg): 140
  • Carbohydrates (g): 4
  • Fiber (g): 3
  • Protein (g): 1


  • Prepare a medium-high charcoal or gas grill fire. Brush both sides of the eggplant slices with olive oil and season with salt. Grill (covered on a gas grill; uncovered on a charcoal grill) until golden-brown grill marks form, 3 to 4 minutes. Turn the eggplant and grill until tender and well marked on the second sides, 3 to 4 minutes more. The interior should be grayish and soft rather than white and hard. Serve warm or at room temperature.


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