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    Grilled Eggplant Burger Recipe

    This dish may be meatless, but that doesn't mean it’s not hearty and satisfying. Grill up some healthy eggplant, and then top with a slice of gooey cheese, herbaceous pesto and savory pickle slices for a delicious take on a traditional burger.

     

    Serves: 4

     

    INGREDIENTS

    • 1 eggplant
    • 1 tbsp. olive oil
    • 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
    • Salt & pepper to taste
    • 4 oz. halloumi cheese
    • 4 burger buns
    • 4 tbsp. pesto
    • Lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, or your other favorite condiments

     

    INSTRUCTIONS

    1. Preheat grill to medium-high.
    2. Slice the eggplant into ½ inch thick rounds, then brush with olive oil and vinegar, and shake with salt and pepper to taste.
    3. Grill the eggplant slices for about 6 minutes per side.
    4. Grill the halloumi cheese for about 2 minutes per side.
    5. For some extra fun, grill thin slices of pickle for about 2 minutes per side, too.
    6. Assemble the burgers by adding the eggplant, halloumi, pickles or other condiments, and a teaspoon of pesto. Add top bun and dig in!
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