• 1 lb. fairy tale eggplant, halved lengthwise, stems intact

  • Kosher salt

  • 1/4 cup olive oil; more for brushing

  • 2 medium cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 tsp. coarsely chopped fresh rosemary

  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice

  • Freshly ground black pepper

Nutritional Information


  • Prepare a medium-high (400°F to 475°F) gas or charcoal grill fire. Lightly season the cut halves of the eggplant with salt and let sit while the grill is heating.

  • In a 1-quart saucepan, cook the oil and garlic over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the garlic is golden, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat, add the rosemary, and set aside.

  • Brush the eggplant halves all over with some of the oil mixture. Place them on the grill grate cut side down. Grill, covered, until grill marks appear, 1 to 5 minutes. Using tongs, carefully flip the eggplant and grill, covered, until completely tender, 1 to 3 minutes more.

  • Arrange cut side up on a serving platter. Whisk the lemon juice into the remaining oil mixture and drizzle over the eggplant. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper, and serve.