Chargrilled eggplant is a great idea for a side dish in lieu of the normal starch side. Not only is it savory and delicious; it's also gorgeous gorgeous and a bit healthier than say, your typical mashed potatoes or pasta side. Love how the chef dressed it up with some carrot top pesto. And if you have a vegan or vegetarian in your midst it fits the bill as a great main for them. For a weeknight, I'd serve it up with some ground turkey sauteed with harissa for an easy dinner. Yum! You can find the recipe here at Lauren's gorgeous website: Lauren Caris Cooks.
Charred Eggplant by @Lauren_Caris