Vegan and Gluten-Free Grilled Eggplant Steaks with Tomato Basil Sauce Recipe

Vegan and Gluten-Free Grilled Eggplant Steaks with Tomato Basil Sauce Recipe

If you’re looking for a delicious and healthy vegan and gluten-free grilled eggplant recipe, then look no further! These grilled eggplant steaks with tomato basil sauce are not only tasty, but they’re also easy to make and perfect for a summer barbecue or weeknight dinner.

Eggplant is a versatile vegetable that can be grilled, roasted, or sautéed, and it’s a great option for vegans and vegetarians as it’s high in fiber and nutrients such as potassium, vitamin B1, and vitamin B6.

The Recipe


  • 1 large eggplant, sliced into 1-inch thick steaks
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Herbs (such as oregano, basil, or thyme)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the tomato basil sauce:

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Optional toppings:

  • Parmesan cheese, grated


  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, minced garlic, and herbs. Brush the mixture onto both sides of the eggplant steaks and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Place the eggplant steaks on the grill and cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side, or until tender and slightly charred.
  4. While the eggplant is grilling, prepare the tomato basil sauce. In a saucepan over medium heat, add the diced tomatoes, chopped basil, minced garlic, and red pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper and simmer for 5-7 minutes, or until the tomatoes have softened and the sauce has thickened.
  5. To serve, top the grilled eggplant steaks with the tomato basil sauce and a sprinkle of (vegan) parmesan cheese, if desired. Enjoy!


This vegan and gluten-free grilled eggplant recipe is sure to be a hit with everyone at the table. It’s easy to make, full of flavor, and a great option for those following a plant-based diet. Try it out at your next barbecue or dinner party, and enjoy the taste of summer all year round.


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