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Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Pitas with Lemon Tahini Sauce

These warm dog days of summer, forget the oven–turn on the grill! These grill roasted eggplant and tomato pita pockets are finished with a creamy easy-to-whisk-up lemon tahini sauce, altogether making an easy casual summer dinner!

Eggplant and tomato pita pockets with lemon tahini sauce, arranged on wooden board

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Have you ever tasted the Mid-Eastern dip called baba ganoush? With its lemony tahini sauce, this recipe riffs off that creamy garlicky roasted eggplant baba ganoush. You’ll love the flavor combo going on in these pita pockets and you’ll love the ease of putting together this vegan meal.

How to make grill roasted eggplant and tomato pita pockets with lemon tahini sauce:

  • Roast chunks of garlic and cumin-seasoned eggplant on the grill until soft and lightly charred.
  • Toss with bright cherry tomatoes, parsley and green onion.
  • Tuck the tender eggplant mix and crunchy shredded lettuce into pita pockets.
  • Finish with a generous drizzle of lemon tahini sauce!

phoot collage of grilling eggplant and tomatoes in shake 'n grill basket

photo collage of steps to prep eggplant

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When you cook vegetables on the grill, you need some sort of grilling tray or basket so the veggies don’t fall through the grill grates. Have you ever lost veggies down the grates? Raising my hand.

flat grilling tray (Affiliate link), or a grill basket are both good options. For this recipe I roasted the eggplant in my Nordic Ware  Grill ‘N Shake Basket. (Affiliate link.) The stainless steel basket has fairly tall sides so you can stir-fry veggies without them falling through the grates.

My grill ‘n shake basket has a lovely dark patina from all the use. Besides eggplant, we grill-roast zucchini chunks, fingerling potatoes, and cubes of sweet potatoes. Basically all you do is toss the veggies with olive oil and salt and pepper, add them to the preheated basket, and then cook, shaking and tossing the goods around every so often.

Year round, roasted veggies love a drizzle of sauce. This creamy 5-minute lemon tahini sauce is quick to whisk up and complements these grilled eggplant and pita pockets–like jelly does for peanut butter!

More recipes with vegan tahini sauce:

Roasted Eggplant and Tomatoes on a plate with a pitcher of Lemon Tahini Sauce

*** If you wish, skip the pita pockets and turn your roasted eggplant and tomato mix into a side dish.

*** Idea: Put it on top of a bed of crisp salad greens and use the lemon tahini sauce as your salad dressing!!

Want to add some protein to your eggplant and tomatoes?

>>>> Add a spoonful of cooked dark green lentils, that you’ve simply seasoned with olive oil, salt, and freshly ground pepper.

side view of Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Pitas with Lemon Tahini Sauce on the side

Make it a fabulous week–get outside and grill-roast your fresh vegetables!

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  • I received the Grill ‘N Shake basket from Nordic Ware. My opinions about the product are my own and not influenced by Nordic Ware.

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Nutrition information is mean to be an estimate only. The numbers will vary based on the quantity consumed, brands used and substitutions that are made.

3 comments

  • Marcy youker

    love eggplant, cooked on the stove,do not have a grill, it turned out very good.Thanks for sharing. Reply · 10 July, 2019

    • Thank you! I’m so glad you like the pitas! Reply · 10 July, 2019

  • Cindy Bur

    I can’t wait to try this recipe. It looks so yummmmm. I will try to remember to comment on it after I try it. I think that I will serve it on a bed of greens.
    Thank you!!! Reply · 17 July, 2019

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