5 TOP recipes for grilled eggplant or how to enjoy it not only in summer barbecues

Grilled eggplant is delicious.

It is a great and tasty option as a side dish for summer barbecues.

Of course, it can fully replace a piece of meat.

Let’s see together how to prepare these vegetables even without a grill in the oven.

Grilled eggplant with herb butter

This recipe is a quick and proven variant. Whether you choose it as a side dish, garnish or main dish, it will delight.


  • 1 large eggplant
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • ¾ teaspoon of Italian seasoning mix
  • ½ teaspoon of dried garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • salt and pepper


  • Cut the eggplant into thin slices (approx. 0.5 cm wide) and salt on both sides.
  • Mix the butter with the spices.
  • Preheat the grill and brush lightly with olive oil.
  • Spread the herb butter on top of each eggplant slice and place that side of the eggplant on the grill.
  • Grill for 5 minutes, brush the eggplants from the top, turn and grill for another 5 minutes.
grilled eggplant
Source: 40aprons.com

Tip: You want to grill other vegetables with the eggplants. Check out our tips for grilling vegetables .

You can watch the video recipe here:

How to grill Eggplant - Easy Cooking!

Stuffed eggplant on the grill

Looking for gluten-free food tips? These eggplant rolls can be a great choice for appetizers and snacks. And if you also like cheese, then you must try it!


  • 1 large eggplant
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 100 g of creamy fresh cheese
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • ½ cup grated parmesan type cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
  • salt and pepper


  • Cut the eggplant into narrow longitudinal slices, salt them, put them in a sieve and let them sweat for about an hour.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the filling for the rolls by mixing the ricotta, fresh cheese, olive oil, grated cheese, red pepper, chopped basil, salt and pepper.
  • Dry the sweaty eggplants with napkins and grill for about 3 minutes on each side until soft.
  • Place a spoonful of the cheese mixture in each slice and roll up.
Eggplant rolls filled with ricotta
Source: voyagesgourmands.com

Baked eggplant

Don’t have a home grill and would still like to prepare grilled eggplant? Does not matter? Try making it in the oven.


  • 1 large eggplant
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon of dried garlic


  • Preheat the oven to 230 °C and the grill program.
  • Wash the aubergine and cut it into rounds about 1 cm thick.
  • Mix olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and garlic.
  • Coat each round of eggplant with this mixture on both sides.
  • Grill the eggplants for 10 minutes on each side until golden on a grid lined with foil.
grilled eggplant from the oven
Source: eatingwell.com

Pickled Grilled Eggplant

Marinated eggplants acquire an even better taste. This time we will marinate in herbal oil.


  • 500 g eggplant
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of oregano
  • ½ teaspoon of dried garlic
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh coriander (chopped)
  • salt
  • pepper


  • Cut the eggplants into lengthwise slices.
  • Mix the oil, pepper, garlic and oregano.
  • Soak the eggplants in this mixture and let them marinate for 30-60 minutes.
  • Then grill until golden on both sides.
  • Mix lime with cilantro and drizzle this mixture over grilled eggplant.
grilled eggplant with garlic
Source: spendidtable.org

Grilled eggplant sandwiches

Our next tip is gluten-free sandwiches. And how to prepare them? You don’t even need gluten-free flour. Eggplant is enough.


  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh thyme and oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 large eggplant
  • 100 g grated cheddar
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes


  • Mix pressed garlic with salt, add oil, oregano and pepper.
  • Preheat your grill to medium heat.
  • Cut the eggplant into thin longitudinal slices.
  • Brush both sides with the oil mixture.
  • Grill on both sides for about 5-8 minutes.
  • Cut each slice of eggplant in half, sprinkle half of the cheese, chopped tomatoes and cover with the other half of the eggplant.
eggplant sandwiches
Source: skinnyms.com

Tip: For grilling in the warmth of your home, you can also try the high-quality Woll ecological pans .

Are you looking for more grilling tips not just for summer?

Take a look at how to prepare amazing meat skewers .

Grilling sausages is an inherent part of a barbecue party. Get inspired by our tips for the best charcuterie on the grill .

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