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Grilled Eggplant with Feta relish

I created this impressive light side dish for my vegetarian friends. It’s easy, fast and a standout recipe for company. —Amanda Dekrey, Fargo, North Dakota
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinaigrette
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
  • 2/3 cup chopped seeded peeled cucumber
  • 1/2 cup chopped seeded plum tomato
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 8 slices eggplant (3/4 inch thick)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Minced fresh basil or parsley, optional

Directions

  • In a small bowl, whisk vinaigrette and garlic powder until combined. Stir in feta, cucumber, tomato and onion. Refrigerate, covered, until serving.
  • Brush eggplant with oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 4-5 minutes on each side or until tender. Top eggplant with feta mixture. If desired, sprinkle with basil.
Nutrition Facts
1 eggplant slice with 3 tablespoons relish: 105 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 499mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.

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