Grilled Eggplant and Roasted Pepper Salad

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This is a delicious grilled eggplant dish that people always come back for more. The Mediterranean seasoning in this recipe is very easy and goes great with couscous, my Mediterranean chicken recipe, and hummus. This is not a dish that is served hot. Can also be served at room temperature, but do not leave unrefrigerated longer than 4 hours.

1
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (1 pound) eggplant, cut into 1/2-inch slices

  • 2 tablespoons salt, or more as needed

  • 8 tablespoons olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 (12 ounce) jar roasted red peppers, drained and chopped

  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese

  • ¾ cup chopped green or black olives, or a combination

  • ¼ cup minced fresh parsley

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Dust eggplant liberally with 2 tablespoons salt and place in a colander to sweat out bitter flavor, 30 to 60 minutes.

  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.

  3. Rinse eggplant slices to remove salt. Pat dry.

  4. Combine olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Brush mixture on both sides of every eggplant slice.

  5. Cook the eggplant on the preheated grill until soft and moist, about 6 minutes per side. Remove eggplant from the heat and set aside until cool enough to handle, about 10 minutes. Chop into 1-inch cubes.

  6. Combine eggplant, red peppers, feta cheese, olives, parsley, vinegar, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Try not to overmix because this mashes up the eggplant. Serve as-is.

Cook's Note:

I typically make my own roasted red peppers and would use 2 medium-size peppers in this recipe instead of the 12-ounce jar.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of salt. The actual amount of salt consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

332 Calories
29g Fat
11g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 332
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 38%
Saturated Fat 9g 46%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 3352mg 146%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 37mg 183%
Calcium 244mg 19%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 224mg 5%

* 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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