Grilled Eggplant and Tomato Salad

Grilled Eggplant and Tomato Salad

Recipe Rating: 3.48532
Serves 4
This simple and flavorful salad makes good use of fresh summer vegetables and herbs. Serve it alongside your favorite grilled meats for a perfect warm-weather meal.
  • 1 eggplant
  • 1 poblano or red bell pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 large tomato
  • 1/4 cup marinated Kalamata olives, pitted and halved
  • 2 sprigs fresh oregano, chopped
  • 3 sprigs fresh basil, chopped
  • 4 ounces fresh or smoked mozzarella, diced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Slice eggplant into one-half inch thick rounds, brush each with olive oil on both sides, and sprinkle with salt.

Heat a grill to medium heat. Grill whole pepper on all sides. Grill eggplant slices on both sides, until tender and slightly charred, about 5 minutes per side. 

Oil the garlic cloves and wrap them in foil before roasting them on the grill until soft and aromatic, about 15 minutes. Allow pepper, eggplant, and garlic to cool.

Dice the eggplant, seed and dice the pepper, and slice the tomato into wedges. Gently toss the vegetables with olives, oregano, basil, mozzarella, salt and pepper. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Note: The vegetables can be roasted in the oven if preferred. Toss with oil, salt and pepper and roast at 350°F until tender, about 25 minutes.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 240 calories (170 from fat), 19g total fat, 6g saturated fat, 25mg cholesterol, 230mg sodium, 14g carbohydrates, (6 g dietary fiber, 4g sugar), 7g protein.
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