Grilled Bianco Rosa Eggplant with Whipped Feta

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Grilled Bianco Rosa Eggplant with Whipped Feta
Valerie Rice

Put eggplant in the spotlight with this vegetarian dish.

4
Servings
230
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the whipped feta dressing

  • 1 Cup feta
  • 3 Tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 Cup buttermilk
  • 1 clove garlic, roughly chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil

For the eggplant

  • 2 small eggplants, sliced in two lengthwise
  • Handful of fresh basil, torn (purple basil if you can find it)

To serve

Directions

For the whipped feta dressing

Buzz all the ingredients in a food processor until creamy.  Taste for seasoning. You can make this one day in advance.

For the eggplant

Slice eggplants lengthwise, removing green tops. Score the flesh side of eggplant. Brush with olive oil and then grill flesh down for four minutes, then turn and grill skin side for another four minutes. You’ll see the eggplant bubbling up between the score marks.

To serve

Lay grilled eggplants, flesh side up, on a platter and sprinkle with sea salt. Spoon whipped feta generously over the eggplant and then top with fresh basil.

Grill Shopping Tip

Think twice before buying a thicker piece of meat; a 2-inch thick steak takes four times (not twice) as long as 1-inch thick steak to cook.

Grill Cooking Tip

If you're cooking something that's been marinated, make sure to pat the item dry before it hits the grill. Any sugar in the marinade will burn.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
16g
25%
Sugar
10g
N/A
Saturated Fat
7g
36%
Cholesterol
36mg
12%
Protein
9g
18%
Carbs
15g
5%
Vitamin A
59µg
7%
Vitamin B12
0.7µg
11.1%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
17.5%
Vitamin C
5mg
9%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
N/A
Vitamin E
2mg
8%
Vitamin K
24µg
31%
Calcium
237mg
24%
Fiber
6g
25%
Folate (food)
60µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
60µg
15%
Iron
0.9mg
4.8%
Magnesium
40mg
10%
Monounsaturated
7g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
9%
Phosphorus
192mg
27%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
529mg
15%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
24.7%
Sodium
384mg
16%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
9.7%
Zinc
2mg
10%

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