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Grilled Eggplant


Grilled Eggplant

This Mediterranean-inspired Grilled Eggplant Recipe for pita pockets is a healthy, delicious treat and perfect for lunchtime barbecue gatherings.


  • 1 head of lettuce torn
  • 1/2 cucumber sliced
  • 2 to matoes chopped
  • 1 sweet onion sliced thin
  • 2 Tbsp + 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil divided
  • 2 Tbsp of lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup black olives
  • 4 oz. feta cheese crumbled
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp lemon thyme
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 lbs. eggplant peeled and sliced 3/8 inch thick
  • 6 pita pockets


Topping salad instructions:

  • In one bowl, mix lettuce and cucumbers. Cover and refrigerate.
  • In another bowl, combine tomatoes, onions, 2 Tbsp of oil and lemon juice.
  • Fold in the olives and cheese until blended. Cover and refrigerate.
  • Pita and eggplant preparation:
  • Whisk remaining oil, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper together.
  • Brush the mixture over eggplant slices.
  • Cut pitas in half to form 2 pockets and wrap each in foil.

Grilling instructions:

  • Grill eggplant over direct medium-high heat for 7 minutes. Flip and grill an additional 6 minutes until browned and tender.
  • Place the foiled pitas over indirect heat, turning occasionally. Remove from grill when eggplant is done.


  • Stir the lettuce mixture with the tomato and olive mixture, combining well.
  • Fill the warmed pitas with a slice of eggplant and the salad mixture.
  • For added flavor, add some tahini sauce.

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