From Food Network

During the summer, grilling is a must. So instead of just grilling proteins; mix it up by adding grilled vegetables to the menu. This grilled eggplant with yogurt & mint recipe will definitely make an impression.

This low calorie, low carb, low fat, and low cholesterol side offers those health conscious grillers a new and exciting dish to try. The yogurt and mint dipping sauce provides the vegetable with new textures and flavors that make it unforgettable.

Grilled eggplant

Grilled Eggplant with Yogurt & Mint Recipe

Serves 4

1 large 1 1/2-pound eggplant

Kosher salt

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 cup 2-percent Greek yogurt

1 teaspoon dried mint

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

Pinch cayenne pepper


Stripe the eggplant with a vegetable peeler and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Sprinkle the eggplant slices generously with salt, place in a colander and let sit 30 minutes. Rinse the eggplant under cold water and pat thoroughly dry.

Meanwhile, combine the olive oil and garlic in a small glass cup, and microwave just until the oil is hot and bubbling, about 20 seconds. Whisk together the yogurt, mint, cumin, cayenne, 2 tablespoons water and salt to taste in a small bowl.

Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat or prepare an outdoor grill for medium-heat cooking. Brush the eggplant slices on both sides with the oil and garlic mixture. Grill until the eggplant is browned and tender, moving and turning the slices frequently, about 15 minutes. Drizzle the mint sauce onto the eggplant slices.

Cook’s Note: When grilling the eggplant, watch carefully to make sure that the slices cook evenly. Moving them frequently will help you avoid scorching them on the hotter parts of the grill before they cook all the way through. If you’re using a grill pan, you’ll want to cook the slices in 2 batches to avoid crowding the pan.

Per serving: Calories: 110; Total Fat: 7 grams; Saturated Fat: 1 gram; Protein: 3 grams; Total carbohydrates: 11 grams; Sugar: 5 grams; Fiber: 6 grams; Cholesterol: 0 milligrams; Sodium: 130 milligrams

This recipe comes from the Food Network.


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