Grilled Eggplant with Taste5 Yogurt Sauce

Grilled Eggplant with Taste5 Yogurt Sauce

This easiest ever eggplant preparation with tangy yogurt punched up with Taste5 Vegetarian paste will become a go-to favorite. A delicious starter, side or a light luncheon paired with a simple salad.




1 1 1/2 pound eggplant
kosher salt
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/4 cup non-fat greek yogurt
1 teaspoon Taste5 Vegetarian paste
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
pinch cayenne pepper
1/3 cup pomegranate seeds
1/4 cup cilantro, roughly chopped


Peel the eggplant and cut into 1/2-inch thick slices lengthwise
Sprinkle generously with salt and spread across a baking sheet and allow to sit for 30 minutes.

Combine yogurt, cumin and Taste5 Vegetarian paste and set aside.

Heat olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat and add garlic.
Cook for 3-5 minutes until garlic is fragrant.

Pat the eggplant dry with paper kitchen towels.
Brush both sides of each eggplant slice with the garlic-infused olive oil.

Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat or heat outdoor grill to medium high heat.
Cook eggplant about 5-7 minutes on each side until lightly charred and cooked through.

Arrange on a platter, drizzle with yogurt sauce and garnish with pomegranate seeds and chopped cilantro

Recipe by Kitchen Ten17