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These grilled eggplant skewers are marinated in a Jamaican jerk marinade and grilled for just a few minutes for the perfect BBQ side dish! Packed with flavor, these eggplant skewers are incredibly addictive and super easy to make!
This grilled eggplant recipe is the best guys.
Seriously. So easy, so delicious and HEALTHY.
You know from time to time I throw a health bomb at you. Especially with summer almost here.
I might even put on a swimsuit this year….
In preparation, I’ve been drinking a lot of smoothies (check out my top 10 favorite smoothies here) and trying to be healthy. Mostly. Well, really only sometimes.
Sometimes I am healthy.
Like when I make this awesome Jamaican jerk grilled eggplant recipe.
And to top it off, everyone knows that once food is put on a skewer, it automatically tastes better.
And this jerk marinade is bomb. I haven’t decided whether using the term “bomb” makes me feel young again, or just makes me feel extra old.
Either way, the marinade is good stuff guys. It would also be great on chicken, shrimp, even beef. If you use it on meat, you’ll want to let it sit for at least 2 hours to really get a good flavor (even better overnight).
There are a lot of people who make their own Jamaican jerk seasoning, and I can totally respect that. Homemade spice mixes are definitely better.
But for this recipe, I used a store bought. If you want to make your own, check out this awesome recipe from Immaculate Bites. She really knows her Caribbean spices!
You should be able to find all the ingredients at your local grocery store, or you can buy them through the Amazon links below (affiliate links – I earn a small commission if you buy through these links to keep this site up and running. Plus, I need coffee).
How to Make this Jamaican Jerk Grilled Eggplant Recipe
Cut one large eggplant into 1-2″ pieces. You want them large enough to fit on the skewer, but small enough to cook relatively quickly without burning the outside.
Place all your marinade ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Add the eggplant and stir (use your hands guys) to make sure it is thoroughly coated. Refrigerate for 1-3 hours. If you’re in a huge hurry, try to let it sit for at least 30 minutes.
Heat the grill to 40o degrees.
Skewer the eggplant pieces and drizzle with melted coconut oil (save the excess marinade). Place on the grill for 3-5 minutes per side, until eggplant is cooked through. if it starts to burn, turn the heat down.
While the eggplant cooks, mix the excess marinade with the BBQ sauce. Now, you can use any BBQ sauce for this, but I totally recommend using this super amazing smoky, sweet and tangy sauce.
Now talk about a flavorful vegetable kabob!
If you’re into flavorful vegetables (I mean, really, who isn’t?) you’ll love these other great recipes:
Sichuan Style Green Beans
Classic Lyonnaise Potatoes
Buttery Brandied Mushrooms
Instant Pot Spicy Creamed Corn
Coconut Oil Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower
Parmesan Roasted Asparagus
New Mexico Style Calabacitas
Did you make this jamaican jerk grilled eggplant recipe? Leave a comment below and let me know how it turned out!
Grilled Eggplant Recipe
- 1 large eggplant cut in 1-2" pieces
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil
Jerk BBQ Dipping Sauce:
- 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
- Reserved marinade
- Combine marinade ingredients and let sit for 1-3 hours.
- Place eggplant pieces on skewers. Drizzle with melted coconut oil.
- Heat grill to 400 degrees. Grill eggplant skewers for 3-5 minutes per side.
Jerk BBQ Sauce:
- Mix ingredients and serve with eggplant skewers.
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