I recently discovered the wonders of grilled eggplant, and I can confidently say it’s become one of my favorite summer dishes. It’s so simple and flavorful, and I love how it can be customized with a variety of herbs, spices, and marinades. My family and I often enjoy this secret garden grilled eggplant recipe together, and it’s always a hit!
The eggplant is marinated in a flavorful combination of garlic, herbs, and lemon juice. The acidity of the lemon juice helps to break down the eggplant and make it softer and more tender. It also adds a lovely freshness to the dish. Once the eggplant is done marinating, it is grilled until it’s lightly charred and tender. I love to serve it with a sprinkle of fresh herbs, like parsley or oregano, and a few lemon wedges. It pairs perfectly with a side of roasted potatoes or a salad.
This secret garden grilled eggplant recipe is a great way to enjoy summer produce. It’s easy to make, packed with flavor, and always a hit with my family. Give it a try and let me know what you think!
Tip: For extra flavor, you can add a pinch of red pepper flakes or paprika to the marinade.
Variation: You can also roast the eggplant in the oven instead of grilling it. Simply preheat the oven to 375°F, place the eggplant slices on a baking sheet, and roast for 20-25 minutes, or until tender.
Secret Garden Grilled Eggplant
- Grill, cutting board, knife, and mixing bowl
- 1 large eggplant, sliced into 1/4-inch thick rounds
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 0.25 cup chopped fresh herbs (such as parsley, oregano, or basil)
- 0.25 cup olive oil
- null Juice of 1 lemon
- null Salt and pepper, to taste
- In a large bowl, combine garlic, herbs, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
- Add the eggplant slices and toss to combine. Let the eggplant marinate for at least 30 minutes.
- Heat a grill to medium-high heat. Oil the grates with oil to prevent sticking.
- Grill the eggplant for 4-5 minutes per side, or until lightly charred and tender.
- Serve the grilled eggplant with a sprinkle of fresh herbs and lemon wedges, if desired.