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Easy Grilled Eggplant Recipe

Grilled Eggplant with Lemon Aioli

Grilled Eggplant is a healthy and flavorful side dish with crispy-edged that pairs well with many meals. It is super easy to prepare with just a few basic ingredients.

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Grilled Eggplant
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 229 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 2 small eggplants cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional

Lemon Aioli

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Combine olive oil, soy sauce and lemon juice in a small bowl.
  2. In another small bowl combine garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and cayenne pepper.
  3. Arrange the eggplant slices on a baking sheet.
  4. Brush the slices with the oil mixture on both sides.
  5. Sprinkle with the seasoning mix on both sides. Let stand for 5-10 minutes.
  6. Heat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, brush with a bit of olive oil.
  7. Add the eggplant and place something heavy on top (cast iron skillet) or just press it firmly with a spatula.
  8. Grill on both sides for about 3-4 minutes or until the eggplant is a little tender and has pronounced grill marks.
  9. Serve with lemon aioli.

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Nutrition Facts
Grilled Eggplant with Lemon Aioli
Amount Per Serving
Calories 229 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 327mg14%
Potassium 403mg12%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 276IU6%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.