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Grilled Eggplant Corn Tomatoes

Grilled Eggplant Corn Tomatoes

  • Author: Paige Adams
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25-30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40-45 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4-6 1x


With grilled garlic vinaigrette, arugula and scallions, these grilled eggplant corn tomatoes make a great vegan side dish to feed a crowd.


  • For garlic
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • For vegetables and vinaigrette
  • 1 medium eggplant, cut into 1/4-inch thick slices
  • 3 ears corn, shucked
  • 1 pound plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 11/4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 scallions thinly sliced
  • 1 generous handful arugula
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar


  1. Preheat the a gas or charcoal grill on medium high heat.
  2. Slice the top off the garlic, so the cloves are visible. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon olive oil and sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper. On a piece of aluminum foil, grill the garlic cut side down for 3 minutes before wrapping it in a loose foil packet. Move to a cooler spot on the grill over indirect heat. Grill for 25-30 minutes until the cloves are tender.
  3. While the garlic is cooking, toss the eggplant, corn and tomatoes with 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Grill the corn until it is lightly charred about 5-7 minutes. Grill the eggplant and tomatoes until they have grill marks, the eggplant is tender and the tomatoes are juicy, about 4 minutes per side.
  4. When they are cool enough to handle, slice the corn off the cobs and roughly chop the tomatoes, discarding any loose skins.
  5. In a small bowl, mash 2-3 garlic cloves into a paste. Whisk in the white wine vinegar, 3 tablespoons olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.
  6. In a large bowl, combine the eggplant, corn, tomatoes, scallions and arugula and fold in the garlic vinaigrette.


Extra garlic cloves can be used as a spread on bread, in pasta or on pizza.