Hoisin-Grilled Eggplant + Avocado Bánh Mì

Hoisin-Grilled Eggplant + Avocado Bánh Mì (via thepigandquill.com) #vegetarian

First off, a moment of gratitude for your unwavering acceptance of my unconventional post yesterday. In a world that keeps insisting it’s reached its quota of hope, you make me happy to be human. Ok, on with the show.

Hoisin-Grilled Eggplant + Avocado Bánh Mì (via thepigandquill.com) #vegetarian
I’m just going to start this off by saying how disappointed I am that the eggplant emoji has taken the dirtiest of turns. Seriously, all I wanted to do the whole time I was teasing this post on social media was string together about a billion heart and hearty-eye emojis with the eggplant emoji, backwards and forwards and backwards again. But I can’t do that, now can I? Not without the whole world thinking I’m in love with getting diddled every which way. So thanks, wang lovers, for mucking that up for me. What a bag of dix.

get it?

Let’s talk about this bánh mì.

Hoisin-Grilled Eggplant + Avocado Bánh Mì (via thepigandquill.com) #vegetarianIt’s simple. It’s summery. Salty and sweet. Crunchy and creamy. Warm and cool. A veritable juxtaposition of all the typical food adjectives that are, uh, juxtaposable. And the eggplant. The Eggplant. I know there are some of you out there who have completely written off eggplant as a bland, or maybe even itchy (more on that here), nightshade of questionable character. And I won’t promise I can persuade you differently with but one not-even-that-original recipe. But try these two words on for size:

Hoisin-grilled.

Oh shit. Feels nice, right?
Sticky-sweet, saucy and smokin’ hot?
Maybe it’s time for that eggplant emoji after all. 😉

You can find the recipe for these most-summery sammies (and even more eggplant musings!) in my contribution to Hither & Thither’s In Season column today.
Happy Tuesday, kiddos.

xo,
Em

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Hoisin-Grilled Eggplant + Avocado Bánh Mì (via thepigandquill.com) #vegetarian

Hoisin-Grilled Eggplant + Avocado Bánh Mì (via thepigandquill.com) #vegetarian

Oh, um, you’re still here. Hi. I know this is where the recipe usually goes, but today’s it’s over on Hither + Thither. See ya there!

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