Easy Grilled Eggplant with Garlic & Herb

Easy Garlic & Herb Grilled Eggplant Recipe – A hearty and Flavorful Vegetarian Summer Dish!

I usually have a lot of eggplants in my fridge during summer time, if you also have extra eggplants forgotten in your kitchen and don’t know how to use them, try out this recipe at your next family barbecue. This is my absolute favorite way to prepare this tricky vegetable. Eggplant slices coated with a flavorful and simple mixture of seasoning and herbs.
Perfectly tender grilled eggplant served as a side dish or appetizer. Top with some feta cheese and your favorite chopped herbs or serve with some barbecue sauce, chimichurri, Tahini sauce, or any garlic and herb based sauce you prefer.
It doesn’t matter if you like eggplant or not, this simple and flavorful recipe is unforgettable and guaranteed to please kids and adults alike. These grilled eggplants make a great side dish for a Summer BBQ among friends and family.

What ingredients do I need for this recipe?

Grilled Eggplant

2 large eggplants
2 teaspoons salt
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
3 crushed garlic cloves
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper

How to make this tasty grilled eggplant recipe:

Cut the eggplants into ¼ inch slices (or to your desired thickness) then sprinkle some salt on each slice. Set aside for about 15 minutes to remove extra moisture and bitterness. Brush each slice with a paper towel to remove the salt and moisture.
Preheat your barbecue to medium heat.
Take a large dish, mix together the olive oil, crushed garlic, chopped parsley, chopped oregano, salt and pepper.

Grilled Eggplant

Put each eggplant slice in the dish, flipping it to cover both sides with oil and seasoning.

Grilled Eggplant

Grill your eggplant slices for about 6 minutes each side. The slices should turn golden brown and have beautiful grill marks.
Once the eggplant slices are cooked. Remove from the grill and place again in the oil, herb and garlic mixture. Flip to coat both sides then place in a serving plate or platter.

Delicious Grilled Eggplant Slices Recipe – One of The Best and Easiest Grilled Eggplants Recipe!

Grilling is my favorite way to cook vegetables, it enhances flavor, it preserves a good texture and adds an appealing color to the vegetables and it’s so much healthier. Having grilled veggies becomes a fun and exciting experience. This grilled eggplants recipe is no exception, with only little time and few ingredients, you’ll end up with an extremely delicious side dish. It’s a guaranteed way to turn every eggplant hater into an eggplant fanatic.

Helpful Tips and Variations:

Which eggplant is best for this recipe? Feel free to use any kind of eggplant available. You can use Globe or Rosa Bianca eggplants, even though they’re a bit different, they’re still both great for grilling.
How can I prevent the eggplant slices from getting soggy? Don’t skip using some Kosher salt on the eggplant as suggested in the instructions above; eggplants contain so much water and using salt helps to draw out the moisture and bitterness.
Is it important to keep the skin on the eggplant? For this recipe, I prefer to keep the skin on the eggplant slices, it looks better visually and it also holds the slices better while grilling.
Can I use these grilled eggplants for another recipe? Certainly! You can put these tender grilled eggplants on some bruschetta, topped with cheese or herbs. However, my favorite way to reuse this recipe is in a vegetarian sandwich; I stack up some eggplant slices, with lettuce, tomato, some mayo and cheese, all packed between two toasted sourdough sandwich bread. Use a vegan sauce and cheese for a vegan sandwich.
Can I cook this recipe a different way? For sure, you can roast these eggplant slices in the oven, you can also cook them in an air fryer or you can simply cook in a non-stick skillet with or without oil, as you prefer.
Can I store any eggplant leftovers? Store your grilled eggplants leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

How can I serve these easy and tasty grilled eggplant?

I love having grilled vegetables as a side dish to grilled chicken, steaks, pork chops, lamb chops, or salmon. Serve this warm and tasty grilled eggplant recipe as a side dish or an appetizer at your next barbecue lunch paired with some whipped feta and pita wedges for a Mediterranean style meal.
Grill some tomatoes and peppers and serve along the grilled eggplants; you can even cut them up and mix in the same serving bowl, they make a great warm salad combo.

Easy Grilled Eggplant with Garlic & Herb

Easy Garlic & Herb Grilled Eggplant Recipe – A hearty and Flavorful Vegetarian Summer Dish!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 2 large eggplants
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 crushed garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper

Instructions
 

  • Cut the eggplants into ¼ inch slices (or to your desired thickness) then sprinkle some salt on each slice. Set aside for about 15 minutes to remove extra moisture and bitterness. Brush each slice with a paper towel to remove the salt and moisture.
  • Preheat your barbecue to medium heat.
  • Take a large dish, mix together the olive oil, crushed garlic, chopped parsley, chopped oregano, salt and pepper. Put each eggplant slice in the dish, flipping it to cover both sides with oil and seasoning.
  • Grill your eggplant slices for about 6 minutes each side. The slices should turn golden brown and have beautiful grill marks.
  • Once the eggplant slices are cooked. Remove from the grill and place again in the oil, herb and garlic mixture. Flip to coat both sides then place in a serving plate or platter.
Keyword Appetizer, easy recipe, Eggplant

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