Grilled eggplant tomato yogurt

Grilled eggplant with tomatoes and yogurt sauce

Grilled vegetables are fun and delicious. But sometimes you don’t want to face another platter of plain old vegetables. This easy recipe for grilled eggplant with tomatoes and yogurt sauce is just what you need to break the monotony.

It is bright with flavors and colors. Smoky, soft and perfectly seasoned eggplant, a fresh acidic and crunchy topping of tomatoes, and a cool luscious drizzle of yogurt sauce. A perfect storm of textures, flavors and colors!

Not to mention that you’ll be getting a good amount of fiber, vitamin C, A and potassium, and even 6 grams of protein!

I could make a meal of this, but it’s a great side for any grilled fish or poultry.

How to make grilled eggplant with tomatoes and yogurt sauce

There are 3 parts to this dish, which may sound complex, but really isn’t.

First, you prepare your eggplant for grilling. If you have an outdoor grill, and it’s not pouring rain outside, now is the moment to use it. But you can also grill your eggplant on the stovetop, using a nifty little grill pan such as this one by Lodge. If your budget allows, this one from Staub is a real gem.

Second, you mix your tomato salad. Cutting board, knife, bowl. Check.

Third, you stir your yogurt sauce together. Another bowl, a small whisk. Done.

Not rocket science. Follow detailed instructions in the recipe, and assemble it when ready to serve.

Oh, and this is served at room temperature. So you can grill your eggplant in advance and assemble the whole thing later.

Try this recipe for your next dinner party or just for yourself! You will thank me later.

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Grilled eggplant tomato yogurt
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Grilled eggplant with tomatoes and yogurt sauce

This easy recipe for grilled eggplant with tomatoes and yogurt sauce is just what you need to break the monotony of grilled vegetables.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Keyword: grilling, summer
Servings: 4
Author: Veronique Eichler

Ingredients

Grilled eggplant

Tomato salad

Yogurt mint sauce

Instructions

Grilled eggplant

  • Pre-heat grill to medium high.
  • Slice eggplant lengthwise about 1/3" thick. Lay slices flat on a baking sheet.
    Grilled eggplant tomato yogurt
  • Mix together in a small bowl the coriander, salt and cayenne pepper.
    Grilled eggplant tomato yogurt
  • Brush eggplant with 3 tbsp olive oil on both sides, then sprinkle both sides with the spice mix.
  • Grill the eggplant until softened and nicely browned, about 5 minutes per side.

Tomato salad

  • Slice tomatoes in half and place them in a bow.
  • Cut jalapeno in half lengthwise, remove the seeds and slice thin. Add to the bowl.
  • Chop mint, add to the bowl.
  • Add lemon juice, olive oil and salt and toss well.
    Grilled eggplant tomato yogurt

Yogurt mint sauce

  • In another bowl, whisk together Greek yogurt, milk, salt and pepper.
  • Add a tablespoon of chopped mint and stir.
    Grilled eggplant tomato yogurt
  • Lay the eggplant slices on the plates, top with tomato salad and drizzle with yogurt sauce. Serve at room temperature.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Grilled eggplant with tomatoes and yogurt sauce
Amount per Serving
Calories
192
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
 
12
g
18
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Trans Fat
 
0.02
g
Cholesterol
 
2
mg
1
%
Sodium
 
336
mg
15
%
Total Carbohydrate
 
19
g
6
%
Dietary Fiber
 
8
g
33
%
Total Sugars
 
12
g
13
%
Includes Added Sugar
 
0
g
Protein
 
6
g
12
%
Vitamin A
 
936
IU
19
%
Vitamin C
 
25
mg
30
%
Calcium
 
84
mg
8
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
Potassium
 
800
mg
23
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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One Comment

  1. 5 stars

    Fabulous Flavor! Scrumptious!!!

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