Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Pesto Grilled Eggplant!

I'm so late posting my Meatless on Monday...Yes, I know it's already Tuesday.   Every day for the last 10 days has been meatless in our house but tomorrow we get to add chicken!

Tonight I used my trusty Grilled Eggplant recipe and tweaked it so it's detox-friendly (no dairy).  Did you miss my detox-friendly Pesto?

Grilled Eggplant with Pesto 

Note:  I cook this recipe on the stove, not on an actual grill.
Olive oil

They may not look very pretty but they are DELICIOUS!
Slice the top and bottom off the eggplant and throw into the compost.  Slice eggplant into 1/4 inch rounds and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Drizzle olive oil in your skillet and heat on high.  Place eggplant rounds spiced side down in olive oil and gook for 3 minutes.  Turn down the stove, flip eggplant over and cook for an additional 3 minutes.  Eggplant will soak up the oil so add more if you prefer.

Top eggplant with a generous dollop of Pesto and serve.

1 Eggplant will serve 2-3 people.
Original Eggplant with Mozzarella cheese


  1. The ingredients sound delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I'm not a big eggplant fan, but these look and sound delicious! thanks for linking up at Meatless Monday!!!!

  3. Looks good. I've never had eggplant. Might need to try this. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!


  4. Hey Mary,
    Your eggplant looks great. I love eggplant. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/08/free-bee-sweet-hat-pattern-crocheted.html
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above


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