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Grilled Eggplant Salad with Feta Cilantro and Scallions

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It was so warm and sunny here earlier this week.

The birds had returned to their perches and were singing, again.

Almost all the snow had melted, again.

It seemed only a matter of days and those long buried bulbs would be sprouting in the garden.

Spring was in the air.

I was longing for dinner on the back deck overlooking the lake.

You know, outside.

Okay, it was a crazy thought.

It is still only March.

And that old Man Winter still had a few tricks up his sleeve.

He came marching back with icy winds, flurries and freezing temperatures.

Quite a shock after that gorgeous 50 degrees and brilliant sun we enjoyed.

Albeit only for 2 days.

So, I switched gears.

Put on some Jimmy Buffet.

Set the table (inside) with happy summery linens.

Poured a glass of crisp white wine.

And enjoyed this smoky grilled Eggplant Salad with Feta and Cilantro.

Tasted just like summer.


Grilled Eggplant Salad with Feta Cilantro and Scallions


  • 1 large globe eggplant
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 3 scallions, sliced thin
  • 1/4 good olive oil
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 4 Tbs sherry vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper


  • Slice eggplant into 1 1/2 " slices.
  • Brush with the 2 Tbs of olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Grill over medium high heat on BBQ or inside on grill pan.
  • Cook until center is soft and outside nicely charred, approx. 4-5 mins per side.
  • Remove to platter.
  • In the meantime whisk together the 1/4 cup of olive oil, mustard, vinegar, shallot, salt and pepper.
  • Pour over eggplant.
  • Then tumble the feta, cilantro and scallions on top.

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