Grilled Eggplant with Yogurt Sauce
Smoke and fire—plus our flavored oil and easy stir-together sauce—transform mild eggplant.
Why This Recipe Works
To get grilled eggplant that isn’t leathery or spongy, the size of the slice is crucial; ¼ inch is just the right thickness to produce a charred exterior and tender flesh. For flavor, we quickly infuse olive oil with garlic and chiles in the microwave and brush it on the eggplant slices before grilling. We save a tablespoon of the oil and mix it with yogurt, lemon, and fresh herbs for a Mediterranean-inspired sauce to drizzle on at the end.