food stylist: Jamie Kimm
Prop stylist: Marina Malchin

Grilled Eggplant with Peanut Dressing

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
Unlike Southeast Asian peanut sauce, this one combines peanut butter with olive oil, oregano and red pepper flakes, giving it an Italian-inspired flavor that pairs perfectly with tender grilled eggplant.


  1. Puree 2 tablespoons peanut butter, 1 garlic clove, the juice of 1 lemon and some fresh oregano in a blender. Blend in 3 tablespoons each olive oil and water; add salt and pepper. Brush 2 thinly sliced eggplants with olive oil, season with salt and pepper and grill 3 minutes per side. Top with the peanut dressing, more oregano and red pepper flakes.