Mediterranean Summer Salad

Let’s savor the last few weeks of Summer with this tasty Mediterranean Salad. With eggplant, feta cheese, and fresh basil this dish will have you thinking you’re vacationing in the Mediterranean.

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Ingredients

3 tablespoons olive oil
1 eggplant, ends trimmed, cut into 1-inch slices
3 ounces feta cheese
1/3 cup basil, sliced
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 table spoons freshly-squeezed lemon juice
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

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Method

  1. Place a grill pan over medium-high heat or preheat an outdoor grill. Coat the eggplant cubes in olive oil. Grill the eggplants until tender and grill marks appear, about 2 to 4 minutes per side (depending on the grill).
  2. Place eggplant cubes on a serving platter. Sprinkle with feta, basil, and lemon juice. Drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper.
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