Eggplant is one of those dishes that are so perfectly versatile. You can make it as the centerpiece of your vegetarian friends’ cookout spread, or enjoy it as a nice and refreshing side dish to the main course for the night. Heck, you can even make enough for both uses (fair warning – getting the kids to try it is next to impossible. This one is strictly food for the grownups). Just be sure that your crowd is into trying unique things.
Listen, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with eggplant – it mainly suffers from the perception of being a nasty and tasteless food. I must admit that I was one of those people that used to think that way, until I tried it. Now, whenever I see some eggplant, I make sure to get me some.
That’s why this post will show you how to make a tasty grilled eggplant that will shock your friends! Whether you know vegetarians or not, your folks are bound to be impressed with your skills on the grill. That being said, let’s get started.
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.
3 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 cloves of minced garlic
1/4 cup of fresh basil, finely chopped
1/4 cup of fresh thyme, finely chopped
1/4 cup of fresh dill, finely chopped
¼ cup of fresh oregano, finely chopped
Salt and pepper
How to Make It:
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 site 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 cook it for about 15-20 minutes, flipping about halfway through.
Afterwards, remove from the grill, let it cool for 5 minutes or so and then enjoy. As always folks, make certain to be safe, stay alert, and happy grilling!