Dan Goldberg
YieldsMakes 4 servings

This basic method for grilled eggplant, tomatoes, and zucchini works for other vegetables too, including green onions and halved bell peppers.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

In a large bowl, dissolve 2 tablespoons salt in 3 quarts cold water. Add eggplant slices and weight with a plate or inverted bowl. Let sit 30 minutes.

Step 2
2

Meanwhile, prepare a charcoal or gas grill for medium-high heat (you can hold your hand at grill level only 3 to 4 seconds).

Step 3
3

Drain and dry eggplant. Lay vegetables on a platter. Brush one side with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.

Step 4
4

Brush grill with vegetable oil. Lay vegetables on grill, oiled side down. Close lid of gas grill and cook until grill marks form, about 5 minutes.

Step 5
5

Brush dry side of vegetables with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Turn over, close lid of gas grill, and cook until tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Serve vegetables hot or at room temperature.

Step 6
6

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ingredients

 2 tablespoons salt, plus more for sprinkling
 2 medium eggplants, trimmed and sliced diagonally (about 3/4 inch thick)
 2 small zucchinis, trimmed and halved lengthwise
 4 Roma tomatoes, halved lengthwise
  About 1/3 cup olive oil

Directions

Step 1
1

In a large bowl, dissolve 2 tablespoons salt in 3 quarts cold water. Add eggplant slices and weight with a plate or inverted bowl. Let sit 30 minutes.

Step 2
2

Meanwhile, prepare a charcoal or gas grill for medium-high heat (you can hold your hand at grill level only 3 to 4 seconds).

Step 3
3

Drain and dry eggplant. Lay vegetables on a platter. Brush one side with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.

Step 4
4

Brush grill with vegetable oil. Lay vegetables on grill, oiled side down. Close lid of gas grill and cook until grill marks form, about 5 minutes.

Step 5
5

Brush dry side of vegetables with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Turn over, close lid of gas grill, and cook until tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Serve vegetables hot or at room temperature.

Step 6
6

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Grilled Eggplant, Tomatoes, and Zucchini