Grilled Eggplant and Quinoa Salad

Grilled Eggplant and Quinoa Salad
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Grilled Eggplant and Quinoa Salad
Julie Ruggirello
Grilled Eggplant and Quinoa Salad

Use leftover grilled vegetables for this super simple summer salad. Quinoa and a tahini-based dressing make this a light, gluten free and vegan lunch option.

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4
Servings
120
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 large or 2 small eggplants, cut lengthwise into 4 sections
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tahini paste
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • ½ dried parsley
  • 2 Cups cooked quinoa

Directions

Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Season the eggplant slices with salt and pepper. Grill until cooked through and nicely marked, about 5 minutes per side. Set aside to cool, then cut into 1-inch (bite-size) pieces.

In a small bowl, mix the tahini, lemon juice, cayenne, parsley, and some salt. It will seize up and become a thick paste, which is great for traveling. Add 3 teaspoons water and mix it in until you get the consistency you want.

Mix the quinoa and eggplant, and season with some salt and pepper. Divide among 4 plates. Add some dressing to each salad and enjoy!

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
2g
3%
Sugar
1g
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
21g
16%
Protein
4g
9%
Calcium, Ca
17mg
2%
Choline, total
23mg
5%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
42µg
11%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
64mg
20%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Phosphorus, P
152mg
22%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
7mg
0%
Water
72g
3%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Grilled Eggplant Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Grilled Eggplant Cooking Tip

Lightly salt eggplant after its been cut in order to eliminate the bitter taste.