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Mediterranean Roasted Eggplant Recipe with Parmesan and Coriander

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

5 from 3 reviews

This easy to make grilled eggplant salad has to be your new go-to recipe. It is packed with Mediterranean flavours such as smokey eggplant, salty parmesan and fresh coriander. Delicious!

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 medium-size eggplant, sliced into approximately 0.7cm (0.25 inch)
  • 4-5 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
  • Salt

Instructions

  • Wash and slice the eggplant into approximately 0.7cm (0.25 inch)
  • 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 eggplant.
  • 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.
  • While the eggplant is cooking, prepare the dressing. In a medium-size bowl combine minced garlic, parmesan, olive oil, and salt. Set aside.dressing for grilled eggplant parmesan
  • Once the eggplant is cooked, transfer it into the bowl with the dressing.grilled eggplant slices in a glass bowl
  • Mix gently until all slices are covered with the mixture.
  • Sprinkle fresh coriander on top, mix once again and enjoy!

Notes

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

Not a fan of cilantro? You can swap it for fresh parsley leaves.

For a budget-friendly version swap Parmesan for Grana Padano. It costs way less than Parmigiano Reggiano but tastes just as good. 

Keywords: grilled eggplant, Mediterranean eggplant, grilled eggplant parmesan