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Thai-inspired vegetarian grilled eggplant recipe


A flavorful and spicy grilled eggplant basted with a tangy and sweet Thai-inspired sauce. If you like eggplant, you'll love the simple deliciousness of the Thai-style grilled eggplant - a vegetarian barbecue treat.

Looking for more healthy vegetarian barbecue ideas? Here's what to grill for vegetarians.


  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 medium-sized eggplants


In a food processor or blender, process the garlic, cilantro, onion, sugar, lime juice and basil, adding more liquid as needed.

Slice the eggplant in thick, flat slices and place on grill, basting with the garlic, onions and herbs mixture, reserving half of the mixture.

Allow eggplants to grill for about 15 minutes, or until done.

Top with remaining onion and herb mix and serve hot.

Like grilled eggplant? You might also like these other vegetarian and vegan barbecue recipes:
Grilled Pineapple with Coconut
Barbecued Asparagus
Sweet and Spicy Barbecued Tofu
Balsamic Barbecued Beets
Grilled Eggplant with Basil
Barbecue Tandoori Seitan
Garlicky Grilled New Potatoes
Vegetarian Grilled Apples and Cabbage
Grilled Peaches with Ice Cream
Spicy Grilled Corn on the Cob
Herbed Barbecue Corn on the Cob
Sugar Glazed Barbecue Sweet Corn
Thai Style Barbecued Eggplant
Tequila Flavored Portobella Mushrooms

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