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Grilled Eggplant and Goat Cheese Salad

10 MINPrep Time
10 MINCook Time
6Servings
(1)
by Giada De Laurentiis
Beginner
Photo Credit: Elizabeth Newman
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This is a great summer side dish. Grilling is one of my favorite way to cook eggplants, as it gives them a good char without them getting mushy at all. Goat cheese, pine nuts, herbs and a balsamic vinaigrette give this tons of delicious flavor!
Grilled Eggplant and Goat Cheese Salad
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Grilled Eggplant and Goat Cheese Salad

Servings

6

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

10 minutes

Calories

401

Author:

Giada De Laurentiis

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Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 7 Japanese eggplant (ends trimmed, cut into 1-inch wide slices)
  • 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 3 ounces goat cheese (crumbled)
  • 1/3 cup basil (thinly sliced)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped mint
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Place a grill pan over medium-high heat or preheat a gas or charcoal grill. Drizzle the olive oil over the slices of eggplant and toss to coat. Grill the eggplants until tender and grill marks appear, about 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  2. Place the eggplants side-by-side on a serving platter. Sprinkle with the pine nuts, goat cheese, basil, and mint. Drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper.

Nutrition

Nutrition

Nutrition Serving Size
6
per serving
Calories
401
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
Carbs
41 grams
Protein
11 grams
Fat
25 grams
Saturated Fat
5 grams
Cholestrol
7 milligrams
Sodium
238 milligrams
Fiber
20 grams
Sugar
24 grams
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1 comment

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    Donna Ortega - Jun 09
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★

    I have made this for years ( I don’t remember where she had before maybe food Network) it’s always a huge hit. I have switched it up using my pomegranate balsamic glaze , cherry balsamic glaze I have eased feta and homemade ricotta and always a hit !

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