15 Eggplant Recipes You Must Try

By : | 1 Comment | On : March 20, 2014 | Category : Compilation, Eating Right, Fresh

These eggplant recipes are so easy to make, don’t you wish you had more eggplant in your diet?

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The eggplant works incredibly well as a meaty substitue in most cuisines from Italian to Asian. Bonus: It is incredible in Asian stir frys.

Eggplant and Tofu Stir-Fry

Eggplant and Tofu Stir-Fry

Add a sliced chili to this vegetarian stir-fry for a boost of heat.

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Eggplant and Tofu Stir-Fry

Eggplant and Tofu Stir-Fry

Add a sliced chili to this vegetarian stir-fry for a boost of heat.

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Eggplant Parmesan Rollatini

Eggplant Parmesan Rollatini

Give eggplant parm a twist—literally—by rolling the ricotta mixture inside each pre-baked eggplant slice before topping with marinara and mozzarella.

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Eggplant Pasta Salad

Eggplant Pasta Salad

This picnic-ready salad is loaded with ingredients that pack a punch, including capers, pine nuts, and sautéed tomatoes and eggplant.

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Spicy Eggplant With Cauliflower and Basil

Spicy Eggplant With Cauliflower and Basil

Red curry paste provides the heat in an Asian-inspired vegetarian meal.

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Curried Eggplant With Tomatoes and Basil

Curried Eggplant With Tomatoes and Basil

Serve this fresh, summery dish with plain yogurt to balance out the warming curry sauce.

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Eggplant Lasagna With Herbed Ricotta and Asiago

Eggplant Lasagna With Herbed Ricotta and Asiago

Broiled eggplant slices stand in for traditional noodles in this meatless make-ahead dish.

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Penne With Tomatoes, Eggplant, and Mozzarella

Penne With Tomatoes, Eggplant, and Mozzarella

Instead of basil, sprinkle with fresh mint for an unexpected hint of cool, tingly flavor.

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Nutty and nutritious, bulgur bulks up this simple side dish with tender slices of baked eggplant.

Bulgur Wheat Salad With Tomato and Eggplant

Nutty and nutritious, bulgur bulks up this simple side dish with tender slices of baked eggplant.

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Halibut With Grilled Eggplant Salad

Halibut With Grilled Eggplant Salad

For a no-fuss meal, grill the fish and eggplant together, then drizzle with a no-cook dressing of rice vinegar, ginger, jalapeño, and soy sauce.

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Fettuccine With Spinach, Ricotta, and Grilled Eggplant

Fettuccine With Spinach, Ricotta, and Grilled Eggplant

The ricotta will soften a little as it comes into contact with the warm pasta, adding a little creaminess to the final dish.

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Eggplant Caviar

Eggplant Caviar

For a fun alternative to salsa or hummus, serve this dip made from roasted eggplant, onion, garlic, and parsley.

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Tortellini With Eggplant and Peppers

Tortellini With Eggplant and Peppers

Stir grated Parmesan into the broth to create a delicious sauce for the cheese tortellini.

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Grilled Eggplant Provolone

Grilled Eggplant Provolone

Eggplant halves become the main attraction when grilled and topped with melted, bubbly provolone cheese.

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Roasted Baby Eggplant

Roasted Baby Eggplant

Stuff the eggplant with lemons, garlic, and oregano to allow their pungent flavors to permeate the entire dish.

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Ratatouille

Ratatouille

This rustic French classic is chock-full of healthy summer veggies, including zucchini, bell peppers, tomatoes, and—of course—eggplant. 

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Comment (1)

  1. posted by Jania Combs on March 20, 2014

    Absolutely fantastic list! I love trying to implement as much eggplant as possible into my meals. It really is a wonderful meat substitite

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