Grilled Eggplant Greek Food made with extra virgin olive oil

Grilled Eggplant Delight: A Mediterranean Treat

Grilled Eggplant Delight: A Mediterranean Treat

Welcome back to the Rallis Family Recipe Blog! Today, we're bringing you a classic Greek dish that's sure to tantalize your taste buds and nourish your body: Grilled Eggplant with Rallis High Antioxidant Olive Oil. This simple yet flavorful recipe captures the essence of Mediterranean cuisine, celebrating the natural goodness of fresh ingredients and the rich heritage of Greek cooking.


Health Benefits of Eggplant:

Before we dive into the recipe, let's take a moment to appreciate the nutritional powerhouse that is eggplant. This versatile vegetable is not only delicious but also packed with health benefits. Eggplants are low in calories and rich in fiber, making them a great addition to any diet focused on weight management and digestive health. They are also loaded with vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium, and folate.

One of the most notable health benefits of eggplant is its impressive antioxidant content. Antioxidants help protect your cells from damage caused by harmful free radicals, reducing the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer. Eggplants contain a specific type of antioxidant called anthocyanins, which give them their vibrant purple color and have been linked to improved brain function and reduced inflammation.

By incorporating eggplant into your diet, you can support your overall health and well-being while enjoying delicious Mediterranean flavors. Now, let's get grilling!



1 large eggplant

2-3 tablespoons Rallis High Antioxidant Olive Oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

Salt and black pepper to taste

Fresh chopped parsley for garnish (optional)


Preheat Grill: Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. If using a gas grill, preheat for about 10-15 minutes. If using a charcoal grill, wait until the coals are hot and have a layer of ash on them.

Prepare Eggplant: Wash the eggplant and slice it into rounds, about 1/2 inch thick. You can also slice it lengthwise if you prefer larger slices. Sprinkle both sides of the eggplant slices with salt and let them sit for about 10-15 minutes. This helps draw out any bitterness from the eggplant.

Prepare Marinade: In a small bowl, mix together the Rallis High Antioxidant Olive Oil, minced garlic, dried oregano, dried thyme, salt, and black pepper. This will be your marinade for the eggplant.

Marinate Eggplant: Pat the eggplant slices dry with a paper towel to remove excess moisture. Brush both sides of the eggplant slices with the olive oil marinade, ensuring they are evenly coated.

Grill Eggplant: Place the eggplant slices directly onto the preheated grill. Grill for about 4-5 minutes on each side, or until they are tender and have grill marks. Brush the slices with any remaining marinade while grilling for extra flavor.

Serve: Once the eggplant slices are grilled to your desired level of tenderness, remove them from the grill and arrange them on a serving platter. Sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley for garnish if desired.

There you have it – a simple yet sensational dish that celebrates the flavors of Greece and the health benefits of fresh, wholesome ingredients. Grilled Eggplant with Rallis High Antioxidant Olive Oil is perfect for a summer barbecue, a family dinner, or any occasion where you want to impress your guests with Mediterranean flair.

We hope you enjoy making and savoring this delicious recipe as much as we do. Stay tuned to the Rallis Family Recipe Blog for more mouth-watering dishes inspired by our Greek heritage. Until next time, happy cooking!


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