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White plate with eggplant slices garnished with chopped herbs, wooden table

Spicy Honey Grilled Eggplants

  • Author: Paula Montenegro
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dishes
  • Method: Skillet - Grilling
  • Cuisine: International


Different from traditional recipes, these are sweet and spicy rounds of eggplants, sweet from the honey and with a kick from the spices. Very unique and delicious!



  • 1 ½ pounds (700g) eggplant
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic (crushed)
  • 3 Tbs honey
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 3 Tbs fresh parsley (chopped)
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 Tbs red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup natural yogurt (seasoned with salt and pepper, optional  )


  1. Slice eggplants in medium thick rounds.
  2. Crush or grind coriander and cumin seeds. I do it with a mortar and pestle.
  3. Mix oil, garlic, honey, coriander and cumin, paprika and cayenne pepper in a small saucepan.
  4. Cook for 2 minutes over medium heat. Reserve.
  5. Put eggplant slices in a tray; brush both sides with honey spice mixture. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Heat grill or skillet and cook eggplant rounds until golden, about 2 minutes per side. When you turn them brush with any remaining honey mixture and continue cooking.
  7. Transfer to a serving platter and add the vinegar evenly over rounds.
  8. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve at room tº with natural yogurt on the side.


Serve it with yogurt for a refreshing alternative.

Keywords: honey eggplant, spicy honey eggplant