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Close up of rounds of caramelized eggplant with parsley on white plate

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!


Units Scale
  • 1 1/2 pounds eggplant
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic (crushed)
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley (chopped)
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons 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.


  • Serving Size: 1/4
  • Calories: 331
  • Sugar: 22.1 g
  • Sodium: 614.3 mg
  • Fat: 22.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 27.6 g
  • Protein: 8.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 9.3 mg

Keywords: honey eggplant