This grilled rosa bianca eggplant post was one of our first recipe posts back in 2008. The Rosa Bianca is one of our favorite varieties of eggplant and to cook them up on the grill is a joy of summer. It’s fun to see how our photography and garden has changed over the years! It’s an oldie but goodie. 
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Easy Grilled Eggplant Recipe

Our eggplants are showing signs of surrendering to Fall’s arrival. They’re becoming yellow, tougher and seedy. The season is telling us that it’s time to cook what eggplants are still tender and to collect the seeds from the tougher ones. Our Bianca Rosa variety of eggplants are one of our favorites to grow because they are sweet, fleshy and less bitter than most other varieties. The minimal amount of seeds make the Bianca Rosa variety perfect for grilling, baking and for just about anything that requires eggplant.

One of our favorite ways to prepare eggplant is to grill it.  The smokey flavor from the grill makes the slightly crisp outer surface encasing the creamy white interior flesh absolutely delectable.  Often times our easy grilled eggplant recipe has been intended as a component of another dish, but it somehow never makes it there.  We keep snacking on the slices even while they are still almost too hot to hold.

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Rosa Bianca eggplant from the garden

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cool, eggplant shower

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Cut, drizzle with oil and grill

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Grilled Eggplant Recipe

If you can find or grow the Rosa Bianca eggplants, they are special. Of course this recipe will work for any variety. The quantity is just for reference, use as much or little as you like.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Salting Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 59kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Eggplant
  • Sea Salt or Kosher Salt , as needed
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil , as needed
  • Fresh Cracked Black Pepper , to taste

Instructions 

How to grill eggplant:

  • Cut the eggplant either into lengthwise halves, or into 1/3-1/2" slices, depending on what you intend to use the eggplant for.
  • (Next two steps are unnecessary if using more less bitter varieties of eggplant, such as Bianca Rosa, Japanese Eggplant, or Chinese Eggplant).
    If you are using an Italian Eggplant or similar variety, sprinkle the slices with salt, and all to sit for 45 min - 1 hr.
  • Rinse off eggplant, and pat dry.

Light grill and set up for direct heat cooking, about medium heat.

  • Lightly coat both sides of the eggplant with olive oil.  Season with a touch of sea salt and fresh cracked pepper.
  • (For Halves) - Place on grill, cut side down.  Cook until the body of the eggplant gives easily when gently pressed.
  • (For Slices) - Place on grill and cook until it is slightly charred.  Flip and repeat.  The interior texture should be soft and fairly translucent with a slightly charred outside.  Tasty.
Course: Side Dish, Vegetables
Cuisine: BBQ-Grilling, Vegetable, Vegetarian

Nutrition

Calories: 59kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 260mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 26IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg
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