Mediterranean Grilled Eggplant with Tomatoes and Feta

Mediterranean Grilled Eggplant with Tomatoes and Feta

The idea for the Mediterranean grilled eggplant with tomatoes and feta came to me in the pick of the summer. I was craving a Greek salad or an appetizer with an eggplant and I decided to visit the farmer’s market for inspiration. When I came home, I had all the ingredients I needed to make a tasty Mediterranean salad or appetizer. I bought an eggplant, some cherry tomatoes and green onions. I knew that I have feta cheese in the fridge, because we are Bulgarians and we have to have feta with every meal. Also, I never run out of olives. They are one of my favorite foods. I grow fresh herbs in a small garden in my back yard. It is so convenient to pick only the amount of herbs you need. I have a lot of basil, oregano, mint, dill and chives.

Mediterranean Grilled Eggplant with Tomatoes and Feta

So, when I gathered all the ingredients I needed for the appetizer, I started thinking about how to combine them all. I love to grill vegetables during the summer, so I decided to grill some eggplant slices and top them with cherry tomatoes, feta, green onions and olives. That was a perfect combination and it was exactly what I was craving at this moment. The recipe turned out so good that I had to share it with you. It is so easy to make, and it takes only 30 minutes of your time. You can serve it as an appetizer, side dish or a salad.

Why should you make it?

The Mediterranean grilled eggplant with tomatoes and feta is low carb, vegetarian, gluten and grain free dish. It is perfect for summer gatherings, brunch or family reunions. You can impress your guests with that tasty and healthy appetizer.

Mediterranean Grilled Eggplant with Tomatoes and Feta

Mediterranean diet is still considered the healthiest diet in the word. People who eat a lot of vegetables seasoned only with sea salt and extra virgin olive live long and healthy lives. This recipe is delicious and nutritious. Vegetables are good source of fiber, vitamins and antioxidants. The feta cheese will provide a healthy dose of calcium and protein. You will also consume some heart healthy fats when you drizzle the eggplant appetizer with some extra virgin olive oil.


Please Note:
 I’m not a doctor or a dietitian. Everything written in my blog post is my own opinion. I’m not qualified to give medical advice!

Mediterranean Grilled Eggplant with Tomatoes and Feta

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Cool off10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: eggplant olives tomatoes, eggplant recipe, grilled eggplant, Mediterranean, Mediterranean appetizer, Vegetarian appetizer

Ingredients

  • 1 eggplant
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • cup chopped olives pitted
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh basil leaves
  • ½ Tbsp chopped fresh oregano
  • cup crumbled feta cheese
  • cup chopped green onions white and green parts
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat a grill or a grill pan to a medium high.
  • Wash the eggplant and slice it to ½ inch thick rounds.
    Mediterranean Grilled Eggplant with Tomatoes and Feta
  • Place the eggplant slices on a large plate and sprinkle some salt on them. Then drizzle them with olive oil and place them on the hot grill. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side. Remove the slices form the grill and place them on a plate.
    Mediterranean Grilled Eggplant with Tomatoes and Feta
  • While the eggplant slices cool down chop the green onions, herbs, olives and slice the cherry tomatoes in half. Add the tomatoes, olives, green onions, herbs, about a tablespoon of olive oil and some salt to the bowl and stir carefully.
  • Top the grilled eggplant slices with the tomato mixture and crumble the feta on top. Serve right away.

Notes

The amount of the salt depends on the saltiness of the feta. 
Mediterranean Grilled Eggplant with Tomatoes and Feta

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