Grilled Shrimp and Eggplant Summer Noodle Bowls

From Whole Foods Market


Serves 6

This tasty noodle bowl can be made almost completely outdoors; it only needs one small pot of boiling water…which you may be able to heat on your grill.



1/3 cup apricot fruit spread
1/4 cup ketchup
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 limes, divided
1 eggplant, cut into 1-inch chunks
1 pound large shrimp, peeled, deveined and tails removed
1 (8-ounce) package pad-thai-style rice noodles
2 cups shredded carrots
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil, cilantro and/or mint leaves



Soak skewers (if wooden) in water for at least 30 minutes. In a small bowl, whisk together fruit spread, ketchup, soy sauce and the juice of 1 lime. Transfer 1/3 cup mixture to a large bowl and set aside. Preheat oiled grill to medium-high heat. Skewer eggplant and shrimp onto separate skewers. Using sauce mixture remaining in small bowl, brush eggplant and then shrimp on both sides until well coated. Grill eggplant, covered, until browned and tender, 4 to 8 minutes, turning halfway through. Grill shrimp, covered, until golden brown and cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes, turning halfway through. Remove eggplant and shrimp from skewers and add to large bowl with reserved 1/3 cup sauce mixture.

Meanwhile, prepare rice noodles according to package instructions and add to eggplant and shrimp. Add carrots, green onions and herbs. Toss to combine, gently separating noodles to coat evenly. Serve remaining lime in wedges on the side.