Eggplant is an amazing vegetable that can be used in a variety of ways. There’s eggplant parmesan, eggplant spreads, and even eggplant in an oven! So, we’ve done you the favor of rounding up fifteen of our best eggplant recipes from our Food Monster App, so you can try them for yourself!
1. Vegetable Stuffed Baked Eggplant
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The eggplant halves in this recipe are roasted in the oven until brown and the stuffed with a mixture of lightly seasoned quinoa, sautéed mushrooms, and other vegetables. It’s easy to make, but the results are amazing! Don’t limit yourself to the grains and vegetables in the recipe for the stuffing — any vegetables that you use will do! Experiment with different mixtures and enjoy Vegetable Stuffed Baked Eggplant from Judy Moosmueller.
If you enjoy going meatless yet don’t want to miss out on flavor, this Slow Cooker Creamy Eggplant Korma from Jackie Newgent is for you! It has distinct Indian flair, calorie-friendliness, and a colorful, fragrant finish. It’s delicious as is or served over steamed brown rice or whole grain of choice. For an extra punch of protein, stir sliced toasted almonds or raw shelled hemp seeds into the cooked grains. And to transform this bowlful of plant-based goodness into a complete meal, serve this korma with a protein-rich appetizer, such as edamame or hummus!
3. Cous Cous Stuffed Eggplant with Lemon Tahini
This is Cous Cous Stuffed Eggplant with Lemon Tahini Sauce from Kristina Jang and Mitja Bezensek is easy to make, though it does take a while to bake and assemble the stuffing. But, it’s so worth it! The eggplant is tender and delicious, and the couscous filling provides a nice side to the vegetable. The Lemon Tahini Sauce drizzle on top helps keep the dish hydrated and adds a zing to the overall taste.
4. Grilled Eggplant Stack with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
This Grilled Eggplant Stack with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce from Taryn Fitz-Gerald is tasty and easy to make eggplant stack! Sliced eggplant is seasoned with paprika and then grilled until it begins to crisp. It’s layered with a savory roasted red pepper sauce and served with simple sides of corn and sliced avocado.
5. Eggplant and Bell Pepper Caponata
Caponata, a vegetable dish consisting of eggplant and bell peppers, is really easy to make considering that you have just to chop everything up, add it to the pot in steps, and let it cook. You get this creamy richness from the eggplant, slight sweetness from the peppers, salt from the capers, and a ton of freshness from all the herbs! It’s really a delicious and simple dish that anyone can make … Yes, anyone! This Eggplant and Bell Pepper Caponata from Kristen Genton is completely customizable, so feel free to experiment with your own additions!
6. 15 Minute Harissa Eggplant Kebabs with Cucumber Mint Relish
These spicy, sweet, and satisfyingly sticky 15-Minute Harissa Eggplant Kebabs With Cucumber Mint Relish from 15 Minute Vegan are perfect for grilling! The harissa adds the perfect amound of heat that is quickly cooled down by the refreshing cucumber mint relish. Serve these kebabs in soft flatbreads with the tangy relish, jewel-like pomegranate seeds, and a generous drizzle of tahini.
7. Eggplant Fritters
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These elegant Eggplant Fritters from Dhrubaa Mukherjee are simple to make, ready in a flash, and exceptionally delicious. The tender eggplant is battered in a light gram flour batter and then deep fried until they are soft and creamy on the inside.
8. Eggplant Potato Tartlets
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These savory Eggplant Potato Tartlets from Lenia Patsi little are filled with a mix of tender eggplant, potato, fresh parsley, and spices. They are made using kourou dough, a Greek type of short crust pastry dough. They are the perfect balance of comfort food and elegant appetizer for parties.
9. Eggplant Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus
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Eggplant … bacon?! Yes, it’s real. When prepared properly, eggplant can be wonderfully versatile when it comes to recreating meaty flavors. In this , Eggplant Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus from Emilie Heck, it’s seasoned with liquid smoke and brown sugar, wrapped around asparagus, and then baked until it has that crispy bacon crunch factor. These are the perfect finger food for parties.
10. Baked Eggplant Stacks with Cashew Ricotta
A twist on a classic Italian meal with Baked Eggplant Stacks With Cashew Ricotta from Jennifer Strohmeyer includes balsamic-infused baby spinach, and a marinara sauce. This recipe is perfect who loves new spins on old classics, or any lover of good Italian food.
11. Moutabal (Middle-Easter Eggplant Dip)
This Moutabal (Middle-Eastern Eggplant Dip) from Adam Merrin and Ryan Alvarez is fun to make, and involves roasting a whole eggplant on the stove, directly on the flame, until it is charred, blistered, and blackened, resulting in an irresistibly smoky flavor and creamy texture. Combined with fresh lemon juice, raw garlic, chopped parsley, creamy tahini, and a few pinches of cumin and cayenne pepper, this tangy, smoky, garlicky dip makes a deliciously healthy snack and is the perfect dish to serve with some warm pita at your next party. Let us introduce you to the Levantine delicacy known as Moutabal.
12. Eggplant in the Oven
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It is delicious, super practical and those foods that you can make ahead of time because it is well heated or frozen. This Eggplant in the Oven from Sara Oliveira is a very adaptable recipe! Served with a salad, this is a fairly complete dish that will be enjoyed by everyone.
13. Roasted Stuffed Eggplant with Maple Balsamic Glaze
This fancy eggplant has some serious “wow” factor! Topped with a full-bodied glaze, its Mediterranean-inspired flavors will leave your taste buds doing a happy dance. This Roasted Stuffed Eggplant With Maple Balsamic Glaze from Anja Cass is great for dinner, but it can also be rolled up as a wrap or eaten as a sandwich for a satisfying lunch.
14. Roasted Eggplant Fillets
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Need an easy and flavorful main for your dinner? These Roasted Eggplant Fillets from Ida Hemmingsson-Holl are delicious! Simply massage the thick slices with garlicky oil and pop them in the oven. Add some toasted pine nuts, fresh parsley, and a little vegan cheese on top before serving for additional texture and flavor.
15. Barley, Lentil, and Herb-Roasted Butternut Squash-Stuffed Eggplant
This Barley, Lentil, and Herb-Roasted Butternut Squash-Stuffed Eggplant from Frankie DeNell features nutty, chewy hulled barley, protein-packed lentils, tender baby kale, herb-roasted butternut squash, and sweet, perfectly tart dried cranberries. With balanced flavors and a well rounded nutrient profile, this dish is nourishing, filling, and flavorful. It highlights seasonal produce with a savory-sweet bite.
If you’re still looking for more eggplant inspo, check out these 20 Recipes With Eggplant!
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