Eggplant Steaks With Chickpeas, Feta Cheese and Black Olives

READY IN: 30mins




  • To make the Balsamic Marinade: combine the first 5 ingredients, slowly adding the oil and stirring briskly to combine well. Set aside.
  • Prepare a hot charcoal fire or preheat a gas grill to medium-high. Place a vegetable grilling rack on the grill. Or preheat the broiler.
  • To make the Eggplant steaks: cut the eggplant lengthwise into four 1/2" slices to resemble steaks. Brush the steaks with the marinade.
  • Grill or broil the eggplant for 2 minutes on each side, or until tender but not soft. Remove from the heat, and place 1 steak on each serving plate.
  • Put the chickpeas, tomatoes, feta, olives and oregano in a bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and stir to combine well. Add some marinade, and stir again.
  • Toast or grill the pita bread, cut into pie-shaped wedges and set aside.
  • Spoon 1 or 2 scoops of the tomato-olive mixture onto each eggplant steak with some mixture pooling onto the plate. Sprinkle with vinegar, place several pita wedes on the plate, and serve.