Grilled Eggplant With Garlic-Cumin Vinaigrette, Feta & Herbs

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READY IN: 20mins
SERVES: 4-6
YIELD: 1 salad
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Make the vinaigrette:
  • With a mortar and pestle, pound the garlic and a pinch of salt to a paste.
  • Combine the garlic paste and 1 tbs of the lemon juice in a bowl and let sit for 10 minute.
  • Combine the shallot with the remaining 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice and a pinch of salt in another small bowl and let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Whisk the olive oil, cumin, and cayenne into the garlic mixture. Season to taste with salt or cayenne, if necessary.
  • Grill the eggplant:
  • Prepare a medium-high charcoal or gas grill fire.
  • Brush both sides of the eggplant slices with olive oil and season with salt.
  • Grill (covered on a gas grill; uncovered on a charcoal grill), 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Turn the eggplant and grill until tender and well marked on the second sides, 3 to 4 minutes more.The interior should be grayish and soft rather than white and hard.
  • Top grilled eggplant slices with the shallots, feta, and herbs. Whisk the vinaigrette and drizzle it on top. Serve immediately.
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