Grilled Eggplant with Basil Vinaigrette Recipe | SAVEUR

Grilled Eggplant with Basil Vinaigrette

Sliced, grilled vegetables served in a simple marinade or vinaigrette are a fixture at many Tuscan meals.

Grilled Eggplant with Basil Vinaigrette
Sliced, grilled vegetables served in a simple marinade or vinaigrette are a fixture at many Tuscan meals.
serves 8

Ingredients

6 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbsp. white wine vinegar
1 tbsp. salt-packed capers, soaked and drained
20 basil leaves
1 clove garlic
Kosher salt and freshly
Ground black pepper, to taste
2 large eggplants, halved lengthwise and cut crosswise into ¼"-thick pieces

Instructions

In a blender, purée 4 tbsp. oil, vinegar, capers, basil, and garlic and season with salt and pepper; transfer vinaigrette to a small bowl and set aside.
Put eggplants on a baking sheet, brush both sides with remaining oil, and season with salt and pepper.
Build a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill or heat a gas grill to medium-high. (Alternatively, heat a cast-iron grill pan over medium-high heat.) Cook eggplant, flipping once, until slightly soft and browned, about 6 minutes. Transfer eggplant to a platter and drizzle with vinaigrette.

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