Grilled Eggplant and Feta Cheese

Grilled Eggplant and Feta Cheese

Grilled Eggplant and Feta Cheese Ingredients (4 Servings)

  • 1 large globe eggplant
  • 6 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Pinch of cumin
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 shallot, finely diced
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Fresh cracked black pepper, to taste

Directions

  • With a mortar and pestle, pound the garlic clove and a pinch of salt to a paste.
  • In a small bowl, combine the garlic paste and 1 tbsp. of lemon juice.
  • Let the garlic mixture sit for 10 minutes.
  • In another small bowl, combine the shallot with the remaining lemon juice and a pinch of salt.
  • Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes.
  • Whisk the olive oil, cumin, and cayenne into the garlic mixture.
  • Season the mixture to taste with additional salt and cayenne if desired.
  • Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  • Trim the eggplant and cut it into 1/2-inch-thick slices.
  • Brush both sides of each eggplant slice with olive oil and season them with salt and pepper.
  • Grill the eggplant slices until golden-brown grill marks form, around 4 minutes.
  • Turn the eggplant slices over and grill until tender and marked on the second sides, another 4 minutes.
  • Remove the eggplant slices from the grill and top them with the shallots and feta.
  • Whisk the vinaigrette and drizzle it on top of the eggplant before serving.

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