Healthy Meal Prep
Grilled Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

Grilled Eggplant Parmesan


Cheesy grilled eggplant sits on top of a bed of homemade smoky grilled tomato sauce for an eggplant Parmesan dish like no other, making a perfect summer side or vegetarian main.


  • 2 (1 pound) eggplants, sliced into 1/2-inch rounds
  • 7 tablespoons extra virgin-olive oil, divided
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 shallot, halved
  • 2 (10 ounce) baskets cherry tomatoes
  • skewers
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, halved
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red chili flakes
  • 1 pound fresh mozzarella, cut into thin slices
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 6 sprigs fresh basil


  1. Place eggplant in a large bowl. Add 4 tablespoons olive oil, lemon juice, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Stir to combine and let marinade for 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill to medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  3. Thread shallot and tomatoes onto skewers and brush 1 tablespoon of olive oil over them. Grill for 4 minutes. Flip and grill 4 minutes more.
  4. Transfer grilled tomatoes and shallot to a blender. Add vinegar, garlic, crushed chili flakes, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil. Pulse until blended but still chunky. Set aside.
  5. Grill eggplant slices for 5 minutes. Flip, and sprinkle the remaining 1/4 teaspoon of salt over them. Top each with a slice of mozzarella and grill until cheese begins to melt, about 2 minutes.
  6. Spoon tomato mixture on a serving platter. Top with eggplant. Sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese over the top and garnish with fresh basil.

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Nutritional Information

Grilled Eggplant Parmesan

Servings Per Recipe: 8
Calories: 310.1
% Daily Value *
protein: 33 %
carbohydrates: 4 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 19 %
fat: 34 %
saturated fat: 39 %
cholesterol: 13 %
vitamin a iu: 22 %
niacin equivalents: 36 %
vitamin b6: 15 %
vitamin c: 34 %
folate: 12 %
calcium: 49 %
iron: 5 %
magnesium: 15 %
potassium: 14 %
sodium: 27 %
thiamin: 8 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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