Aubergine or eggplant, it really doesn’t matter how you call it, this vegetable rocks! With an interesting taste and texture, eggplants are a great source of vitamin B1, dietary fiber and copper while being very low in saturated fats and cholesterol. These 10 dishes prove just how versatile the common eggplant is so just pick one and start cooking. HINT: you can easily substitute it for meat!
- Eggplant Pizza from Eat Good 4 Life
Cut down on your carbs and try this recipe. It’s so easy and you can top it with whatever you want, you could even skip the cheese entirely for some slices and stick to a simple homemade pesto and some nutritional yeast.
2. Eggplant and Potatoes in Tomato Sauce from Vegan Sandra
Chances are you already have in your pantry everything you need for this beauty right here. The potatoes make it more filling thus keeping you full for several hours afterwards and you can also add some black beans or chickpeas for extra protein.
3. Jamaican Jerk Grilled Eggplant from Minimalist Baker
These eggplant work great as a side dish with brown rice or quinoa but the best part is the fact that you can use the sauce for other veggies as well.
4. Grilled Eggplant Tahini Satay Kebabs from Delicious Every Day
Yes, these kebabs are vegan and they taste amazing! The ingredient list is very short and versatile as well, you can add whatever veggies you have handy.
5. Braised Eggplant and Broccolini with Fried Ginger from My Recipes
The ginger caught my attention since eggplant and ginger is a combo you don’t stumble upon that often. This is the kind of dish you put together when you need a good stir-fry for your rice; it’s spicy, it’s juicy and it’s super healthy – if you skip the sugar.
6. Eggplant Involtini from Alexandra Cooks
If you have guests these eggplant rolls will make a great impression. Yeah, it will take you forever to slice, salt, drain and so on but it’s worth it. TIP: skip the deep frying and just grill your eggplant, it will taste even better and this way you cut down on fats.
7. Roasted Eggplant from The Mediterranean Dish
Who needs pizza when you have these? Not your usual roasted eggplant, this recipe is the healthier version of a dish very popular in the Mediterranean diet.
8. Eggplant Patties from The Iron You
These eggplant patties are savory, filling, and addictive. You could easily make them dairy-free by replacing the cheese with a vegan option and now you have a staple recipe you can cook in bulk and freeze.
9. Tomato Eggplant Zucchini Bake with Garlic and Parmesan from Well Plated
So much goodness in just one recipe! Tomatoes and eggplants go so well together and taste just as good the next day. Hot summer days and hot dishes don’t quite mix, am I right?
10. Baked eggplant from Foodie.Passport
This is the perfect recipe for when you don’t want to spend an hour dicing a ton of ingredients. Slice some eggplants, spice them up however you want to and then throw them in the oven.