Grilled Baby Eggplant Agrodolce

Grilled Baby Eggplant Agrodolce

1 Review
From: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2018

In this vegetable side dish, the Italian sauce agrodolce translates to sour ("agro") and sweet ("dolce"). Pro tip: It's as delicious on grilled summer vegetables as it is on bitter greens and roasted winter squash. Here, grilled eggplant acts like a sponge, soaking in that addictive sweet-sour sauce as it rests. No baby eggplant? No problem. Cut large eggplant into ¼-inch-thick slices.

Ingredients 5 servings

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  • 1½ pounds baby eggplant, halved
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • ¾ teaspoon salt, divided
  • ½ cup red-wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons golden raisins
  • 1 small clove garlic, crushed
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint


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  1. Preheat grill to medium-high. Brush eggplant with 2 tablespoons oil and sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon salt.
  2. Combine the remaining 2 tablespoons oil and ½ teaspoon salt, vinegar, honey, raisins, garlic and crushed red pepper in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce to a gentle simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until reduced to ½ cup, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from heat, discard the garlic and cover.
  3. Grill the eggplant, turning once, until softened and lightly charred, 6 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl. Drizzle the agrodolce over the eggplant and toss to coat. Sprinkle with mint.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: scant 1 cup
  • Per serving: 192 calories; 12 g fat(2 g sat); 4 g fiber; 22 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 4 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 17 g sugars; 10 g added sugars; 152 IU vitamin A; 4 mg vitamin C; 20 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 355 mg sodium; 370 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1½ vegetable, ½ other carb, 2½ fat

Reviews 1

July 23, 2018
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By: Starina57
Wow, what a great recipe! My husband doesn’t even like eggplant and he loved this recipe. I used Japanese eeggplant from the garden. There will be many repeat performances of this recipe!
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