Grilled Eggplant "Steaks" (Serves 6)

Submitted by Lisa Anderson, MS, RD, CNSC on December 18, 2018

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When you’re getting ready for your next cookout, think about making the flip. Sure, the classic beef burger is still on our BBQ list, but chefs are finding exciting new ways to make the flip to innovative veggie burgers. They’re packed with protein, filled with flavor and all-around better for you.

Eggplant Steaks

What could be simpler? If your grill is hot, you could be less than 15 minutes away from chowing down on these smoky eggplant slices.


  • 1-2 eggplants (about 1 1/2 pounds total), trimmed and sliced crosswise 1/2″
  • 3 tbsp. vegetable or olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • Hamburger rolls plus your favorite toppings!


  1. Preheat char-grill to medium
  2. Toss sliced eggplant with oil, salt, and pepper to coat. 
  3. Grill eggplant until tender, 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Serve hot.

Lisa Anderson is the Clinical Nutrition Manager at Aramark Healthcare and Chesapeake Regional Healthcare. 

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