Grilled Eggplant & Yogurt | Marley Spoon

Welcome to the next foodie box subscription from our summer of culinary exploration… Marley Spoon. The first dish we created was Grilled Eggplant with Yogurt, Sundried Tomatoes and Walnuts.

Our ingredients...
Our ingredients…

Items in the box:

  • 1 medium eggplant
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 1 lemon
  • 7 oz greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 oz sundried tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 oz walnuts
  • 2 pitas
  • fresh mint
First we sliced and salted our egg plant...
First we sliced and salted our egg plant…
Prepped our lemon for the yogurt sauce...
Prepped our lemon for the yogurt sauce…
Zest half our lemon
Zest half our lemon
Mix in our yogurt...
Mix in our yogurt…
Cut our lemon in half and use the juices from the zested half in our yogurt sauce.
Cut our lemon in half and use the juices from the zested half in our yogurt sauce.
Cut remaining half into wedges...
Cut remaining half into wedges…
Slice up the tomatoes...
Slice up the tomatoes…
Prepare our walnuts...
Prepare our walnuts…
Add our sundried tomatoes, walnuts and 1/4 cup oil (we went with garlic EVOO) into a saucepan and cook over medium heat until walnuts are toasted and tomatoes are plump... about 3 minutes.
Add our sundried tomatoes, walnuts and 1/4 cup oil (we went with garlic EVOO) into a saucepan and cook over medium heat until walnuts are toasted and tomatoes are plump… about 3 minutes.

We decided to go with the broiling option for the eggplant as we don’t currently have a grill.

We broiled on high for 5 minutes per side.
We broiled on high for 5 minutes per side.
Time to heat up our pita.
Time to heat up our pita.
To serve... spread half of the yogurt save on two plates. Top with Eggplant, tomato and walnut mixture. Top with Mint and serve with pitas, lemon wedges and remaining yogurt sauce.
To serve… spread half of the yogurt save on two plates. Top with Eggplant, tomato and walnut mixture. Top with Mint and serve with pitas, lemon wedges and remaining yogurt sauce.

So this was our second time trying eggplants and unlike avocados eggplant is not a taste or texture I’ll grow to like.

~thefoodie

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