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Grilled or Broiled Eggplant

By The Editors

Published March 7, 2024

An ideal room-temperature dish, and so reliably good it almost makes sense to prepare it whenever you’ve got the grill going.

Grilled Eggplant with Yogurt Sauce
Photo: Burcu Avsar and Zach DeSart
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Grilled eggplant is especially good with The Simplest Yogurt Sauce and fresh mint. In the summer, I can’t get enough of this.


Make The Recipe!

Grilled or Broiled Eggplant

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Makes 4 servings 1x

Time 30 minutes



  • 2 medium or 1 large eggplant (1 1/22 pounds)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic (optional)
  • 46 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Heat a charcoal or gas grill or the broiler to moderately high heat and put the grill rack about 4 inches from the heat source or the broiler rack 4 to 6 inches from the heat source.
  2. Peel the eggplant if the skin is thick. Cut into 1/2-inch- thick slices. If you like, stir the garlic into the oil. Brush one side of the eggplant slices with the oil. Place, oiled side down, directly on the grill or on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then brush with more oil. If you’re broiling, put the baking sheet under the broiler.
  3. Grill or broil, turning once, until the eggplant has browned and become tender, 5 to 10 minutes per side, brushing with more oil if it looks dry. Transfer the slices to a platter, drizzle with the remaining oil, sprinkle with parsley, and serve hot, warm, or at room temperature.

— Recipe from How to Cook Everything Vegetarian