Grilled Eggplant Recipe

Perfect for the summer months, this grilled eggplant recipe is easy and quick. Fire up your grill and you'll soon be adding this to your list of favorite Italian antipasto recipes!

Did you know that eggplant is a member of the nightshade family?

Once in a while you might run into someone who is sensitive to nightshade plants, but if you're not, this is sure to be a delicious veggie to include in your menus.

Don't forget to try one of our Italian favorites, the Eggplant Parmesan recipe, too.

Quick Grilled Eggplant Recipe

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Serves 2


  • 1 large eggplant
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 pinch each basil and oregano
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and black pepper

Light or turn on your grill and allow to heat up before proceeding with the recipe.

Combine the olive oil and seasonings in a small bowl and mix together thoroughly.

When the grill is hot, wash and slice your eggplant (either in rounds or length-wise). Baste one side of the eggplant and place seasoned-side down on the grill. If you're worried about the eggplant sticking to the grill, you can use a little bit of additional olive oil to baste the rack first. Then, using a pastry brush, paint the other side of the slices with the seasoning mixture.

Cook your slices for approximately 15-20 minutes, turning them over once about halfway through to get an even grill on both sides. This eggplant recipe works well served hot or cold.

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