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Grilled Eggplant with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Categories: Allergy-Free, Grilling Ideas, Quick to fix, Vegetarian
Type: Side Dishes

Fresh pomegranate seeds enliven this warm salad

Prep Time: prep 10 mins

Cooking Time: cook 10 mins

Serves: makes 6 servings


  • 6 tbsp olive oil, plus more for brushing
  • 3 tbsp pomegranate molasses
  • 3 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3 large eggplants, cut into 1 / 2 in ( 1cm) slices
  • 2 shallots, very finely sliced
  • fresh pomegranate seeds, to garnish
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  1. To make the vinaigrette, whisk together the olive oil, pomegranate molasses, and cilantro, and season with salt and pepper. Set aside until ready to serve.
  2. Preheat the grill pan over high heat. Brush both sides of the eggplant with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Cook, turning once, about 5 minutes, until seared with grill marks and tender.
  3. Layer the eggplants and shallots in a serving dish and pour the vinaigrette on top. Scatter with fresh pomegranate seeds and serve.
  • prep 10 mins; cook 10 mins


Grilled Eggplant with Feta Cheese: Substitute finely sliced red onion for the shallots. and scatter with 2oz (60g) crumbled feta cheese just before serving.

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Excerpted from The Illustrated Kitchen Bible.
Copyright © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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