Grilled Cheesy Eggplant

Eggplant is a low-carb vegetable and does not raise blood sugar levels significantly. If you can’t find baby eggplant, you can use regular eggplant for this recipe.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/2 baby eggplant

  • Calories 70
  • Carbohydrate 5 g
  • Protein 2 g
  • Fat 5 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber 1 g
  • Cholesterol 5 mg
  • Sodium 55 mg

This Recipe Serves 4


1 tablespoon olive oil
2 baby eggplants, cut in half lengthwise
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon ground, black pepper
1/4 cup part-skim, shredded mozzarella cheese
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  2. Drizzle the olive oil evenly over the eggplant halves. Sprinkle eggplant evenly with garlic powder and black pepper.
  3. Place eggplant halves on grill cut side down and cook for 3-4 minutes, until tender.
  4. Flip over and spread mozzarella cheese evenly over eggplant halves. Grill an additional 3-4 minutes until cheese is melted.
  5. Remove eggplant from grill and place side-by-side on a serving dish. Drizzle evenly with balsamic vinegar and Parmesan cheese.

MAKE IT GLUTEN-FREE: Confirm ingredients are gluten-free and this recipe can be made gluten-free.

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