Grilled Eggplant Parmesan

Cheesy grilled eggplant sits on top of a bed of smoky grilled tomato sauce for an eggplant Parm like no other.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 (1 pound) eggplants, sliced into 1/2-inch rounds

  • 7 tablespoons extra virgin-olive oil, divided

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided

  • 1 shallot, halved

  • 2 (10 ounce) baskets cherry tomatoes

  • skewers

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

  • 2 cloves garlic, halved

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red chili flakes

  • 1 pound fresh mozzarella, cut into thin slices

  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

  • 6 sprigs fresh basil

Directions

  1. Place eggplant in a large bowl. Add 4 tablespoons olive oil, lemon juice, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Stir to combine and let marinade for 20 minutes.

  2. Preheat an outdoor grill to medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  3. Thread shallot and tomatoes onto skewers and brush 1 tablespoon of olive oil over them. Grill for 4 minutes. Flip and grill 4 minutes more.

  4. Transfer grilled tomatoes and shallot to a blender. Add vinegar, garlic, crushed chili flakes, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil. Pulse until blended but still chunky. Set aside.

  5. Grill eggplant slices for 5 minutes. Flip, and sprinkle the remaining 1/4 teaspoon of salt over them. Top each with a slice of mozzarella and grill until cheese begins to melt, about 2 minutes.

  6. Spoon tomato mixture on a serving platter. Top with eggplant. Sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese over the top and garnish with fresh basil.

Cook's Note:

If using wooden skewers you will need to soak them in water for 30 minutes prior to using. I like to leave the skin on but feel free to peel the eggplant prior to marinating if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

310 Calories
22g Fat
14g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 310
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 681mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 20mg 101%
Calcium 490mg 38%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 514mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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