Delicious Mediterranean Grilled Eggplant with Parmesan and coriander

This Mediterranean Grilled Eggplant might remind you of my UNFORGETTABLE ROASTED EGGPLANT SALAD WITH LEMON PASTE. But let me tell you, while I absolutely love the lemon eggplant, this recipe…

grilled eggplant slices with olive oil and coriander leaves in a small grey bowl

This Mediterranean Grilled Eggplant might remind you of my UNFORGETTABLE ROASTED EGGPLANT SALAD WITH LEMON PASTE. But let me tell you, while I absolutely love the lemon eggplant, this recipe is just as good. I honestly could not decide which one I like more.

This grilled eggplant is packed with flavours. The smokiness of the BBQ, the saltiness of Parmesan cheese, the freshness from coriander combined with delicious extra virgin oil, oh my Goodness, it tastes sooo good! This recipe is super easy to make like all the recipes on my blog. Gluten-free of course! And you literally need 5 ingredients.

If you have followed me for a while you will know that I am a little bit of a nutrition nerd. To be honest, it is hard not to be once you have seen how powerful a healthy diet can be. If I hadn’t have changed my diet to be gluten-free a couple of years ago, I would now live in chronic pain and would probably have needed medication to fight the inflammation I suffered from. Who wants to live in pain? You can read more about my story in ABOUT ME. Have you ever had to change your diet in order to improve your health, or are you thinking about making a change? Send me a message, I would love to hear your story and might be able to help.

slices of grilled eggplant with coriander leaves and olive oil in a small grey bowl

Health Benefits: Eggplant power

The bright colour of the eggplant is the place where the magic is hidden. There is an abundance of antioxidants in the purple skin of the eggplant. And as you might know, anti-oxidants are those little soldiers in our bodies who constantly fight free radicals. The latter love to cause havoc, which is known to lead to multiple diseases including heart disease and cancer.

How to make the grilled eggplant without a BBQ

Let’s be honest, we don’t always have time to cook vegetables or meat on the BBQ, especially in wintertime. That’s why I absolutely love my Scanpan BBQ Stove Top. I have had it for many years and it was worth every dollar I spent. Sometimes I use it multiple times a week – it is absolutely perfect to make my INCREDIBLY DELICIOUS MIDDLE EASTERN CHICKEN SHAWARMA or the SUPER QUICK GRILLED ZUCCHINI SLICES.

How to serve this Delicious Mediterranean Grilled Eggplant?

As I mentioned before, this beautiful vegetable dish is super versatile. You can serve it as part of an antipasti meal, or as a side dish with fish or just serve it over some freshly cooked pasta. Either way, it will taste amazing. This eggplant salad will stay fresh for 4-5 days if refrigerated and is a good option for a meal-prep dish.

So, let’s have a look how to make this delicious Meditterranean Grilled Eggplant With Parmesan And Coriander

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grilled eggplant slices with olive oil and coriander in a small grey bowl

Delicious Mediterranean Grilled Eggplant with Parmesan and coriander

  • Author: Elena Elliott
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 serves as a side dish 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free



This recipe is perfect for 1 medium-size eggplant. Feel free to double or triple it if you want to make a bigger batch.

1 medium-size eggplant, sliced into approximately 0.7cm (0.25 inch)

45 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil

1 tbsp of grated Parmesan cheese

A handful of fresh coriander leaves (cilantro) roughly chopped

1 garlic clove finely minced



Wash and cut your eggplant. Put it on a large plate and season with some salt and sprinkle some extra virgin olive oil over the eggplant slices, approximately 2 tbsp. Toss the eggplant slices so that every bit gets some salt and oil. It will look like it is not enough olive oil but don’t worry, you don’t need much olive oil to grill the eggplat.

Heat the grill plate (or the BBQ) and cook the eggplant slices for 4-5 minutes on each side, until the eggplant is cooked to your liking. I like my eggplant cooked until it is soft.

While the eggplant is cooking, prepare the dressing. In a medium-size bowl combine minced garlic, parmesan, olive oil, and salt.

Once the eggplant is cooked, transfer it into the bowl with the dressing and mix gently until all slices are covered with the mixture.

Sprinkle fresh coriander on top, mix once again and enjoy!

Please take a minute to let me know if you made it. It will make my day! 

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mediteranian

Keywords: grilled eggplant, Mediterranean eggplant


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  1. Tried this tonight with eggplant and cilantro picked from the garden an hour before we ate. It was fantastic! Definitely doing it again soon as long as the garden lasts!

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