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Grilled Eggplant and Goat Cheese Salad

Grilled eggplant topped with crumbled cheese and fresh herbs is a wonderful, simple summer salad
Grilled Eggplant and Goat Cheese Salad


Charred eggplant and fresh goat cheese are one of our favorite salad combinations.

This recipe is courtesy of Food Network.


  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 7 Japanese eggplant, cut into 1-inch wide slices
  • 1/2 Cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 3 Ounces goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1/3 Cup basil, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons mint, chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Heat a gas or charcoal grill.

Drizzle olive oil over slices of eggplant and toss to coat. Grill eggplants until tender and grill marks appear, about 3-4 minutes per side.

Place the eggplants side by side on a serving platter. Sprinkle with pine nuts, goat cheese, basil, and mint. Drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper.