3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme or oregano leaves salt and ground black pepper 1 large eggplant, ends trimmed and cut lengthwise into strips directions: light your grill. combine oil, garlic, herbs and salt and pepper to taste in a small bowl. place eggplant on platter and brush both sides with oil mixture. grill eggplant, turning once, until both sides are marked with dark stripes, 8 to 10 minutes. serve at any temperature. enjoy!