Eggplant Salad Recipes

Grilled or roasted, eggplant makes delicious and hearty salads. Browse our recipes and find your favorite.

Staff Picks

Grilled Chicken and Eggplant with Mozzarella and Tomatoes

As the tomato vines burst forth with the vibrant and versatile summer fruit, let them land on this plate of chicken-and-eggplant "caprese." This riff on the beloved Italian salad adds grilled chicken breast, grilled eggplant, kalamata olives, and fresh parsley but the tomatoes remain the stars. They add acidity and a burst of freshness with each bite of this satisfying salad dinner. 

Eggplant, Tomato, and Mozzarella Salad

Rating: 3.5 stars 77
This salad also tastes great with grilled chicken added.

Soba Salad with Grilled Eggplant and Tomato

Rating: 4 stars 10
Make this Soba Salad with Grilled Eggplant and Tomato for a delicious vegetarian lunch or dinner. 

Roasted Eggplant Salad

In Greece, this dish is called melitzanosalata. The eggplants can be grilled instead of broiled.

Eggplant Salad with Israeli Couscous and Basil

Rating: 4 stars 49
Cooked until soft, usually-bitter eggplant blends with sweet caramelized shallots and bright basil for a dish that's simply irresistible.

Grilled Steak and Summer Vegetable Salad

Rating: 3.5 stars 97
Try grilled bruschetta with this supper: Brush thick slices of crusty bread with olive oil, then grill until toasted on both sides. Flank steak can be used in place of hanger.

Wheat Berries with Vegetables

Broccoli, onion, tomatoes, yellow zucchini, and eggplant, coupled with nutty wheat berries (unprocessed whole kernels of wheat), make a lusty dish. This is an excellent accompaniment to meat or fish; it can also be served as an entree.

Eggplant Salad with Chickpeas and Feta

Rating: 3.5 stars 45
The feta and chickpeas combine to give this eggplant salad a well-rounded Mediterranean flavor.

Grilled Garden Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 4
The heat of the grill transforms vegetables, intensifying their flavors and drawing out their sweetness. Lemon and thyme add a light, summery note.

Roasted Vegetables with Goat Cheese

Rating: 3 stars 9
Earthy roasted vegetables, peppery arugula, and creamy goat cheese give this salad an irresistible contrast of tastes and textures.

Grilled Vegetables with Herb Vinaigrette

These simply prepared vegetables need no more than an herb-and-caper vinaigrette.

Inspiration and Ideas

Israeli Couscous Salad with Grilled Summer Vegetables
Rating: Unrated 8
Try serving this Israeli couscous salad with grilled summer vegetables alongside crisp sautéed soft-shell crabs—both recipes from chef Alfred Portale—for a delicious summer meal your whole family will enjoy.
Chickpea and Eggplant Salad
Rating: Unrated 20
This recipe has been adapted from "Flavors of the Mediterranean" by Olivier Baussan and Jean-Marie Meulien.
Curried Eggplant Salad with Peas and Cashews

Jazz up our Basic Roasted Eggplant in this salad with curry powder, cilantro, peas, and cashews.