Grilled Eggplant

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Grilled Eggplant with Fresh Herbs

Grilled Eggplant with Fresh Herbs

I must confess I am not a real fan of eggplant. When I was at university and lived in residence we were fed eggplant once a week. It reminded me of shoe leather. I just could not understand how anyone would like it. Since that time I have been served eggplant by friends and have moderated my opinion of it. When I saw this grilled eggplant recipe I thought oh, oh, here comes the shoe leather. The herbs bring a refreshing taste to it however you have to be careful not to over cook it.
Fresh herbs are best with this recipe, but if you don’t have any on hand, you can certainly use their dried counterparts. Just use a pinch of each herb if you’re using dried.

Ingredients for Grilled Eggplant

  • 1 eggplant
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh dill, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh oregano, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper

Method for Grilled Eggplant

Cut the eggplant into slices and salt them lightly. Let them sit for about 15 minutes, so the salt can bring out the moisture of the pieces. Wipe them dry with a bit of paper towel.

Meanwhile, combine the oil, vinegar, garlic herbs, salt and pepper. Let mixture sit to absorb the flavors for about 15 minutes.

Brush eggplant with oil and herb mixture all over, ensuring that the herbs get distributed well.

Place on a lightly greased grill and grill for about 15-20 minutes, flipping half way through.

More Eggplant Ideas

The Eggplant Cookbook: Classic and Contemporary Recipes for Today's Healthy Diet If you are like me and looking for more ways to cook eggplant try this great book –The Eggplant Cookbook: Classic and Contemporary Recipes for Today’s Healthy Diet by Rosemary Moon

About Pat Tate

Always a very busy person Pat has been interested in cooking and collecting recipes. In an effort to sort out a mound of favorite recipes and to be able to pass them on to the next generation she started this site Family, Foods, and Friends. Again she invites people to join her and to share their cooking adventures.

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