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Grilled Eggplant With Tahini Yogurt Sauce

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
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3 -4
Calories 266 kcal
Author Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef


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


  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.

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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.