Egyptian Grilled Eggplant Recipe Video

I once worked for an Egyptian gentleman who professed a hatred of garlic, but loved this dish. I learned a number of Egyptian dishes to please his palate, nearly all of them loaded with garlic. He loved them all. Mashing up the garlic with a mortar helps make it creamy.


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexAverage
VegetarianMain Ingredient


 Eggplant2 Medium
 Garlic clove4 Medium
 Sea salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Sesame seeds1 Tablespoon
 Extra virgin olive oil1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Lemon juice1 Tablespoon, freshly squeezed
 Parsley2 Tablespoon, chopped
 Pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon, ground

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 197 Calories from Fat 144

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 16 g24.1%

Saturated Fat 1.3 g6.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 203.5 mg8.5%

Total Carbohydrates 13 g4.3%

Dietary Fiber 6.7 g27%

Sugars 4.3 g

Protein 3 g5.8%

Vitamin A 13.6% Vitamin C 27.7%

Calcium 6.9% Iron 8.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) Preheat a grill (preferably outdoor charcoal).

2) Grill the eggplants, for about 15 to 20 minutes turning often, until they are cooked through and lighly charred.
3) Meanwhile, mash the garlic with the salt in a mortar to form a mushy paste.
4) Add the sesame seeds and mash lightly. Add the olive oil and mash it all together.
5) Add the lemon juice and the parsley and set aside until the eggplants are done.
6) Remove the eggplants to a large plate or cutting board, let them cool, and cut them in half lengthwise. Scoop out the flesh, avoiding as much of that charred skin as possible.
7) In a bowl, place the eggplant flesh and add the reserved garlic-olive oil mixture.
8) Stir well, mashing up any large pieces of eggplant.

9) Serve with toasts or flatbread.

Editors Review

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