Vegan grilled eggplant recipe sundried tomatoes

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My husband hates eggplant. There is nothing I can do to get him to eat eggplant. I’ve tried it in stir fries, on pizza, in soups – you name it. No go.

And then one day I remembered the way my mother makes her BBQ eggplant with pesto and I thought – I could give this a go!

I washed and sliced the eggplant, oiled it and placed on the BBQ. Then when it was done  I topped it with the salty sundried tomato mixture I made while the eggplant was cooking. We used the eggplant as an addition to vegan burgers, my way of sneaking it into hubby’s food.

The result: one happy, eggplant loving husband! Mission accomplished 🙂

Vegan grilled eggplant recipe sundried tomatoes


Vegan grilled eggplant recipe sundried tomatoes


Vegan grilled eggplant recipe sundried tomatoes



Grilled eggplant with sundried tomato paste
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  • 1 large eggplant, sliced into 1 cm wide discs
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
Sundried tomato paste
  • 15 sundried tomatoes
  • 10 tbsp oil from the sundried tomato jar
  • 1 garlic clove
  • handful fresh basil, washed
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp salt
  • pepper
  • sprinkle of chilli (optional)
  1. Wash the eggplant
  2. Slice into rings
  3. Brush with oil
Sundried tomato paste
  1. Pop everything in a blender until you have a paste
  2. Then place on top of each eggplant slice


About The Author

I'm Vanja and I'm a vegan living in Sydney. I was brought up vegetarian from the age of 8. I have been vegan from January 2013 and it was the kindest decision I have ever made. I'm the website and graphic designer here at The Power Plant, as well as a contributing author. I take my own food photos and I love creating new recipes. In real life I'm a marketing consultant at Stace & Co.

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