Master this simple grilled eggplant recipe and you'll have the foundation for all sorts of healthy summer dishes. Serve the eggplant slices as a side with grilled chicken, fish or meat; add grilled eggplant to a salad; stuff it into sandwiches; chop it and top pizza with it; stir it into pasta dishes or grain bowls--the possibilities are almost endless.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source:, July 2019


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat grill to medium-high.

  • Toss eggplant with oil in a large bowl. Sprinkle with salt and toss again. Grill the eggplant, turning once, until tender and charred in spots, about 4 minutes per side.


To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 4 days.

Nutrition Facts

149 calories; protein 1.4g 3% DV; carbohydrates 8.3g 3% DV; dietary fiber 3.8g 15% DV; sugars 4.5g; fat 7.3g 11% DV; saturated fat 1g 5% DV; vitamin a iu 32.6IU 1% DV; vitamin c 3.1mg 5% DV; folate 31.2mcg 8% DV; calcium 12.9mg 1% DV; iron 0.3mg 2% DV; magnesium 19.9mg 7% DV; potassium 324.6mg 9% DV; sodium 148.2mg 6% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 6% DV.

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