Thursday, December 17, 2009

Grilled Eggplant Salad

I wanted to make something new and different with eggplant and I wanted it grilled and this is what I came up with.

Total time to make: 20-25 minutes

Ingredients (makes 1 serving):
1 Eggplant (yields 2 cups cubed)
1 Tomato
a few sprigs of parsley (yields about 0.25 cups chopped)
1 Garlic clove
1 tbsp Olive oil
1 tbsp Lemon juice
1 tbsp Balsamic vinegar

How to:
1- Pre-heat your grill to high, I use an indoor electric grill
2- Peel the eggplant and cut it into slices that are 1/2-3/4" thick, I got about 3 slices from the eggplant I had
3- Brush both sides of the eggplant slices with the olive oil and place them on the grill, cook for 5 minutes on each side
4- Take the eggplant off the grill and set it aside allowing to cool for 5 minutes while we prepare the rest of the salad
5- Dice the tomato and chop the parsley and put them in a serving bowl
6- Crush the garlic using a mortar and pestle and add the lemon juice and balsamic vinegar to the crushed garlic and mix it up
7- Cut the cooled grilled eggplant into cubes
8- Mix everything together, diced tomato, chopped parsley, cubed grilled eggplant and the garlic mix


Nutritional Information:
Calories 219
Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 9.85g
Sodium 29mg
Potassium 933mg
Carbohydrate 22g
Dietery Fiber 8.35g
Sugars 11.5g
Protein 4g