Side Dishes

Grilled Eggplant with Yogurt Sauce

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I really like eggplant but I had run out of ways to cook it, I made the fried eggplant and eggplant Parmesan and a few other recipes but then at our house we got tired of them. This is definitely on the to make list. WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS: To get grilled eggplant that isn’t leathery or spongy, the size of the slice is crucial; ¼ inch is just the right thickness to produce a charred exterior and tender flesh. For flavor, we quickly infuse olive oil with garlic and chiles in the microwave and brus

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Serves 6 to 8

.INGREDIENTS
6 tablespoons virgin olive oil
5 garlic cloves, minced
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 cup plain whole-milk yogurt
3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest plus 2 teaspoons juice
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper
2 pounds eggplant, sliced into 1/4-inch-thick rounds **see below
INSTRUCTIONS 1. Combine oil, garlic, and pepper flakes in bowl. Microwave, uncovered, until garlic is golden brown and crispy, about 2 minutes. Strain garlic oil through fine-mesh strainer into small bowl....
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Nutritions

Calories
226

Sodium
147mg
6% DV

Fat
19g
29% DV

Protein
2g
5% DV

Carbs
12g
4% DV

Fiber
3g
13% DV