Grilled Eggplant With Tahini Yogurt Sauce

Grilled Eggplant with Tahini Yogurt Sauce | The perfect vegan appetizer for summer. | A Sweet Pea Chef

I’ve been looking through the site recently and looking for what types of recipes or ingredients aren’t represented very well.

Like, in my last post, I finally got another pistachio recipe up (yay!), and today, I wanted to share a new eggplant recipe. Woot!

Because (1) eggplant is awesome, (2) I love eggplant parmesan, and (3) eggplant is in season RIGHT now.

Grilled Eggplant with Tahini Yogurt Sauce | The perfect vegan appetizer for summer. | A Sweet Pea Chef

Plus many of you have been asking for vegan and/or non-dairy recipes so this seemed like the perfect opportunity to share one for ya.  Double woot!

Even though I don’t currently follow a vegan or non-dairy lifestyle, I had to remove dairy when I was pregnant with Hunter which, I found, was a real struggle.

Fortunately,  learned there are tasty options like Almond Dream who make it possible to enjoy yogurt and still avoid dairy.

Grilled Eggplant with Tahini Yogurt Sauce | The perfect vegan appetizer for summer. | A Sweet Pea Chef

So.  Let’s discuss this grilled eggplant recipe we’ve got right here.

First off: it’s incredibly easy to make.  I use my indoor cast iron grill, but it also works perfectly on an outdoor grill.

If you’ve never grilled eggplant before, besides eggplant parmesan, it’s my FAVE way to prepare eggplant.  It’s super fast, easy, and full of flavor.

Grilled Eggplant with Tahini Yogurt Sauce | The perfect vegan appetizer for summer. | A Sweet Pea Chef Grilled Eggplant with Tahini Yogurt Sauce | The perfect vegan appetizer for summer. | A Sweet Pea Chef

Next, you can make this recipe from start to finish in less than 30 minutes, and even make extra for entertaining or just to store for later.

Awesome, right?

I know.  I love easy, healthy, and fresh recipes that look impressive, but couldn’t be easier.
Grilled Eggplant with Tahini Yogurt Sauce | The perfect vegan appetizer for summer. | A Sweet Pea ChefGrilled Eggplant with Tahini Yogurt Sauce | The perfect vegan appetizer for summer. | A Sweet Pea Chef

Summer grillin’ is where it’s at right now, peeps.

Now, you have an eggplant recipe that’s yummy, vegan, and easy to boot!
 

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Grilled Eggplant With Tahini Yogurt Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
This Grilled Eggplant With Tahini Yogurt Sauce is the perfect vegan appetizer for summer.
Categories: Appetizer, Summer, Vegan, Vegetarian
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: eggplant with yogurt sauce, grilled eggplant with yogurt sauce, sauce for grilled eggplant
Servings: 3 -4
Calories: 266 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef
Ingredients
For The Eggplant:
  • 1 large eggplant approx. 1 lb.
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
For The Tahini Yogurt Sauce
  • 1 cup plain almond dream yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice plus 1/2 tsp. zest
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes halved
  • 6-8 basil leaves for garnish
Instructions
  1. Remove both ends of the eggplant and slice into 1/2 inch slices.
  2. Brush both sides of the eggplant slices with olive oil and then lightly season with sea salt and ground black pepper.
  3. Heat either an outdoor grill or a cast iron indoor grill to medium-high and grill the eggplant until dark golden-brown grill marks form. This should take approx. 3 to 4 minutes per side - we’re looking for the inside to be grayish and soft, not white and hard.
  4. To make the tahini yogurt sauce, combine the almond dream plain non-dairy yogurt, ground cumin, minced garlic, fresh lemon zest and freshly squeezed lemon juice, tahini, sea salt, and black pepper in a mixing bowl. (I like to refrigerate this sauce for about 15-20 minutes to chill.)
  5. To serve, place a dollop of the tahini yogurt sauce over the grilled eggplant, followed by a handful of sliced grape tomatoes and fresh basil.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Eggplant With Tahini Yogurt Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 266 Calories from Fat 201
% Daily Value*
Fat 22.3g34%
Saturated Fat 2.4g12%
Sodium 445mg19%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 5.6g6%
Protein 7g14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

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