Grilled Eggplant with Tomato Goat Cheese Relish

slices of eggplant with tomato and goat cheese on top
Prep Time: 
20 minutes
Number of Servings: 
Serves 6
Recipe Source: 


  • 2 medium eggplants
  • 14 cup olive oil, plus more for brushing eggplant
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 4 large tomatoes – seeded and chopped
  • 1 small sweet white onion or red onion – chopped
  • 4 ounces goat cheese
  • 14 cup basil leaves - chopped
  • 1 tsp dried oregano (preferable Greek oregano)
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar


  1. Combine chopped tomatoes and onions with a big pinch or two of salt, a big pinch of pepper, 14 cup olive oil, basil, oregano and balsamic vinegar. Let marinate for a few minutes to meld the flavors. Meanwhile, prepare the eggplant.
  2. Cut ends off eggplants and slice 12 inch thick. Heat a grill pan over high heat until hot or heat grill until hot.
  3. Brush with olive oil and season with salt and pepper on both sides. Grill eggplant slices about 4 or 5 minutes until you get nice grill marks and the slices are golden brown. Turn over and cook until eggplant is softened and cooked through until about 3 or 4 minutes. Turn over and cook until eggplant is softened and cooked through, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Just before serving, crumble the goat cheese into the tomato mixture and mix gently to combine.
  5. With a large slotted spoon, top each grilled eggplant slice with a spoonful of the tomato goat cheese mixture.
Nutrition Info: 
202 Calories, 6 g Protein, 9 mg Cholesterol, 17 g Carbohydrates, 10 g Total sugars (0 g Added sugars), 7 g Fiber, 14 g Total fat (4 g sat), 290 mg Sodium, ★★ Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1 (thiamine), Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (niacin), Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Folate, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium


Carol Kicinski

Diagnosed with gluten intolerance more than 20 years ago, Carol Kicinski has motivated millions to live happy allergen-free lives.

She founded Simply Gluten Free, a gluten-free recipe and lifestyle blog and website, in 2007. Its purpose is to educate, assist, and inspire those with celiac disease or intolerance to gluten, dairy, peanuts, grains, or other allergenic elements, and to assist those with vegetarian and vegan preferences. Her fans have made it one of the top gluten-free websites.

Carol’s recipe motto is “gluten-free recipes that are not just ‘good for gluten-free’ but just plain good, period!” She is also a regular guest chef on television, the author of two cookbooks, a professional recipe developer and the founder and editor-in-chief of Simply Gluten Free.