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Cayenne Grilled Eggplant with Fresh Tomato Salad

Cayenne Grilled Eggplant with Fresh Tomato Salad


2 lb. medium eggplants, cut lengthwise into 1/2" thick slices 1/4 c. plus 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1 tsp. ground coriander 1 tsp. cayenne (ground red) pepper 1/4 c. packed fresh mint leaves, finely chopped, plus more for garnish 3 small fresh red Fresno chiles or other hot chiles, finely chopped 2 tbsp. lemon juice 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar 1/2 pt. (about 1 1/2 c.) multicolored cherry or grape tomatoes, halved 1/4 c. Greek yogurt 2 tbsp. milk


  1. Heat grill on med. Brush eggplant all over with 1⁄4 cup oil. Sprinkle with coriander, cayenne and, 1⁄4 teaspoon salt. Grill 10 to 12 minutes or until tender.

  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk mint, chiles, lemon juice, vinegar, remaining 3 tablespoons oil, and 1⁄2 teaspoon salt until well combined. To vinaigrette, add tomatoes; toss to combine. In a small bowl, stir yogurt and milk.

  3. Arrange eggplant on a large serving platter. Top with tomato mixture. Drizzle with yogurt mixture. Garnish with additional mint leaves, if desired.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Good Housekeeping

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