Grilled Eggplant - 1 Guiding Stars
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This fresh dish uses grilling to bring out the best flavor and texture in eggplants. Topped with a simple tomato salad, this is a light summer side that will be welcome at any picnic table.


Tomato Topping:

  • 3 cups diced tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • ½ cup sliced fresh basil
  • ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil

Grilled Eggplant:

  • 2 medium eggplants, sliced into ½" rounds
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • ½ lb. low-fat mozzarella cheese, sliced


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  2. Toss all topping ingredients together.
  3. Brush eggplant generously with olive oil on both sides. Season with salt and pepper. Grill eggplant slices, covered, until eggplant is well-browned on one side (3-4 minutes). Flip slices and top each with one slice of mozzarella. Cover and grill until cheese is melted and eggplant is tender (3-4 minutes).
  4. Transfer eggplant to a serving platter and top with tomato mixture.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 165; Total Fat 10g (13% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 3.5g (18% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 18mg (7% DV); Sodium 255mg (11% DV); Total Carbohydrate 12g (4% DV); Dietary Fiber 4.5g (18% DV); Total Sugars 7g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 9g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 20% DV; Iron 6% DV; Potassium 10% DV; Molybdenum 25% DV; Copper 20% DV; Manganese 20% DV.
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