Grilled Eggplant with Balsamic Vinegar Relish


Grilled eggplant topped with a fresh tomato, oregano, and balsamic relish. Can be served as a side dish to meat or fish, or as an appetizer with some crusty grilled bread! Serve warm or cold, but my preference is to serve it at room temperature.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
55 mins


  • 1 medium eggplant, sliced lengthwise into 1/4-inch-long strips

  • 2 ¼ teaspoons salt, divided

  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano

  • teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ cup diced tomato


  1. Place sliced eggplant in a colander in the sink. Sprinkle eggplant with 2 teaspoons salt. Let sit for 30 minutes to release any bitter juices. Rinse with cold water and dry on paper towels.

  2. Heat a grill pan to high heat. Place 2 tablespoons olive oil in a small bowl. Brush eggplant lightly with olive oil and grill for 2 minutes, pressing down occasionally with a spatula. Turn each slice, without flipping, and continue grilling for 2 more minutes to form beautiful grill marks. Flip eggplant and repeat this process on the other side. Remove grilled eggplant to a serving platter.

  3. Whisk together remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, balsamic vinegar, oregano, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Add tomato and mix well. Pour over the grilled eggplant.

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)

165 Calories
14g Fat
10g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 165
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 1314mg 57%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 7mg 33%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 381mg 8%

* 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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