Gilled Baby Eggplant with Yogurt Sauce


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No need to peel baby eggplant, the skin is tender and thin. Use any leftover eggplant and sauce to top a grilled portabello mushroom or a cold slice of tomato.

Serves 4 Time 25 minutes

3/4 c fat-free plain Greek yogurt
2 tbsp water
3/4 tsp kosher salt, divided
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp minced garlic
1/4 tsp paprika, regular or smoked variety, plus extra for garnish
1 1/4 lb baby eggplant, (about 3)
non-stick cooking spray
1/4 c mint leaves, fresh, thinly sliced


  1. In a small bowl, stir together yogurt, water, 1/4 teaspoon salt, cumin, garlic and paprika; set aside for at least 10 minutes for flavors to blend.
  2. Preheat grill or stove-top grill pan to medium-high. Slice eggplant lengthwise into 1/2-inch-thick slices; coat with cooking spray and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  3. Grill eggplant until lightly charred and tender, turning as needed, about 8 to 10 minutes; remove to a serving platter or bowl. Spoon yogurt sauce over eggplant; sprinkle with mint and garnish with paprika.

Per 2 eggplants and 2 tbsp sauce
Nutrition Info : calories 46.2, fat 0.2g, protein 3.3g, carbohydrates 9.2g, sodium 519mg

Recommended for patients on the Modified Profast (Fast and Flexible) Program,  Nutriplus (Balance Your Pyramid) Program or Maintenance Program.

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