Under 30 Minutes

Grilled Eggplant with Yogurt Sauce

Yogurt sauce is creamy, cool accompaniment to grilled vegetables of any kind.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, July/August 2005

Ingredients

  • 2 medium eggplants, (about 1 pound each)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 medium cucumber, seeded, coarsely grated, and squeezed of excess moisture
  • 1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Lemon wedges, for serving (optional)

Directions

  1. Heat grill to medium-high. Halve eggplants lengthwise; slice off enough from skin side so halves lay flat. Brush both sides of eggplant halves with oil; season generously with salt and pepper. Grill until tender, 5 to 7 minutes per side.

  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine cucumber, yogurt, parsley, and lemon juice; season with salt and pepper. Serve sauce with grilled eggplant and lemon wedges, if desired.

Cook's Notes

It's always a good idea to cut an eggplant right before you're ready to use it, as the flesh discolors rapidly. If it's fresh, it's not necessary to salt eggplant before cooking.

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