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Vegan recipe for the day: Grilled eggplant with walnut-cilantro pesto

Eggplant Read this recipe all the way through, and chances are you will want to make it.

What's not to like about a chunky sauce that gets mashed with a mortar and pestle until it resembles coarsley ground peanut butter. And that's before you add in -- yum! -- cilantro.

Also, check out the technique for prepping the eggplant for grilling -- you will no doubt use it for other eggplant applications.

Here's the recipe for grilled eggplant with walnut-cilantro pesto:

--Rene Lynch

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This is one of the best series that has been run in the Food Section. I've been looking forward eagerly each day to read the new recipe. I tried the quinoa recipe and it was fabulous. Thank you so much for including all of us who are vegetarian and avid foodies in such a comprehensive, exciting, and celebratory way.


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