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Eggplant with Goat Cheese & Pine Nuts

With 20lbs of fresh eggplant, you can be sure to see lots of eggplant featured recipes soon.. This particular recipe is so good. It’s a perfect light lunch with a salad

If you’re looking for a delicious and flavorful dish to serve at your next barbecue or outdoor gathering, look no further than this recipe for Grilled Eggplant with Goat Cheese, Pine Nuts, and Fresh Herbs. This dish is packed with a variety of flavors and textures that will surely impress your guests.

The star of this dish is the eggplant, which is grilled to perfection, bringing out its natural sweetness and smoky flavor. The creamy goat cheese adds a tangy and rich element to the dish, while the crunchy pine nuts provide a nice contrast in texture. Fresh herbs such as basil, parsley, and chives add a burst of freshness and color, rounding out the dish beautifully.

To make this recipe, start by slicing eggplants and brushing them with olive oil. Grill the eggplant slices until they are tender and have nice grill marks. Once the eggplant is grilled, top each slice with goat cheese, pine nuts, lemon and a sprinkle of fresh herbs. If you like things a little sweet, this is also delicious topped with a balsamic glaze or a drizzle of honey.

This dish can be served as a side dish to accompany grilled meats or as a vegetarian main course. It is also great for serving at potlucks or picnics, as it can be made ahead of time and served at room temperature. Not only is this eggplant recipe delicious, but it is also healthy and nutritious. Eggplant is a good source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals, while goat cheese is lower in fat and calories compared to other cheeses. Pine nuts are packed with nutrients such as healthy fats, protein, and antioxidants, making this dish a well-rounded and satisfying option.

So next time you’re looking for a crowd-pleasing dish to serve at your next gathering, give this Grilled Eggplant with Goat Cheese recipe a try. Your guests will be impressed by the flavors and textures in this dish, and you’ll be happy knowing that you served them a healthy and delicious meal.


Eggplant with Goat Cheese & Pine Nuts


  • 1-2 eggplants halved or cut into slices
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 c pine nuts, toasted
  • 3 oz. goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 c basil, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 lemon (juice & zest)
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • pepper to taste


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Brush both sides of the eggplant slices with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Grill the eggplant slices for about 3-4 minutes per side, until they are slightly charred and tender with grill marks.
  4. In a small skillet, toast the pine nuts over medium heat until they are golden brown and fragrant. Set aside.
  5. To assemble the dish, place the grilled eggplant slices on a serving platter.
  6. Crumble the goat cheese over the eggplant slices.
  7. Sprinkle the toasted pine nuts over the goat cheese.
  8. Zest the lemon & Finely chop the fresh herbs and sprinkle them over the dish.
  9. Squeeze the Lemon juice over the top & Drizzle a little more olive oil over the top, if desired.

Serve this grilled eggplant with goat cheese & pine nuts as a delicious and flavorful side dish or appetizer. Enjoy!

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