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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 229kcal
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


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



Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 327mg | Potassium: 403mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 276IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg