Grilled Eggplant with Feta

grilled eggplant

This is a new variation of feta dip— I admit to a serious feta habit. This rendition is lip-smacking good and takes minutes to make. It adds great zest to the sweetness of beautifully grilled eggplants, but really it’s delicious with so many veggies. You can put this dip to use all summer long.

Grilled Bianco Rosa Eggplant with Fresh Feta Dip

 

Serves 4

 

Eggplant:

2 small eggplants, slice in two length-wise

Handful of fresh basil, torn (purple basil if you can find it)

 

Fresh Feta Dip:

1 cup feta

3 tablespoons Greek yogurt

¼ cup buttermilk

1 clove of garlic, rough chop

2 tablespoons of olive oil

 

To make the dressing:

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

 

To grill 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 will see the eggplant bubbling up between the score marks, it’s pretty cool.

 

To serve:

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

eggplant

Score the sliced eggplant in a criss-cross pattern.

grilling eggplant

On the grill.

grilling eggplant

Flip and watch it bubble up.

The other night I made the dip, this time topping it with chopped cucumbers, basil and a drizzle of olive oil, serving it alongside veggies from the garden. It was a total hit with family and I freely admit to scooping the dip up with a spoon and eating it all my itself.

fresh feta dip

When wardrobe and veggie platters align.

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6 thoughts on “Grilled Eggplant with Feta”

Val, looks like a delish way to serve an odd veggie. My buds are tired of my two eggplant dishes!
I served your Yellow Squash Two Ways to vegetarians, using a huge round stoneware dish and all different kinds of squash. Beautiful and enjoyed.

Thanks, Donna! If you have a larger eggplant you can just slice it in circles and grill it following the same method. That squash dish is an oldie but a goody. Thank you so much for your comments!!!
Cheers!

What a great way to prepare eggplant and this feta dip will probably get used for many more yummy veggies. Can’t wait to try this. Thanks.

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