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Grilled Eggplant with Vegan BBQ Sauce

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Investing in our new 14.7 Quart Ultimate Air Fryer will save you from major FOMO this summer. You will get the same gorgeous grill marks and minimal cleanup right on your kitchen countertop.

Join us this week in making this Sweet & Spicy Grilled Eggplant recipe, it is tender in the middle and has a slightly charred edge. Not only is it delicious but it is Vegan and will be a favorite at the dinner table.

  • 1 large eggplant
Vegan BBQ Sauce:
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp liquid smoke
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup white onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped and seeded
  • 1 in. knob ginger, minced
  • 1 Tbsp thyme
  • 1 cup Vegan BBQ Sauce
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 2 tsp soy sauce

1. Combine all BBQ Sauce ingredients in a bowl, stirring to combine. In a separate
bowl, combine all the marinade ingredients.

2. Slice the eggplant into ½” slices. Combine the eggplant and marinade in a sealable plastic bag. Refrigerate for 30-45 minutes.

3. Spray the grill plate with spray oil and place into the air fryer oven. Select the GRILL, preset and adjust the time to 8 minutes. Let the grill preheat (you will hear an alarm).

4. Place 4 slices onto the grill plate and let cook for 4 minutes, flip, and
continue to cook for another 4 minutes. To grill the remaining eggplant, select the
manual mode and adjust the times and temperatures to 450 for 8 minutes.

5. Serve warm with rice and top with remaining marinade.




Looking for more Grill inspired recipes? Check out this recipe blog: Grilled Mexican Street Corn

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