In my home, we love eggplant but it has to be cooked buttery, delicious with bold flavors. To achieve that I roast, grill, or fry eggplant which is sure way to make eggplant meaty, and buttery. Next, I prepare a bold and flavorful base to pair with it. Eggplant is spongy, it takes up flavors very well. For example, eggplant and tomatoes are very delicious together. If you like these two, I bet you are trying most of these recipes.
So, get ready to try more eggplant, I'm adding 12 more delicious eggplant recipes to your repertoire.
Today's recipe collection also offers meatless Monday blast. All recipes are meatless, great to serve for vegetarian dinner. Most of these recipes can be prepared vegan. If you can find or like gluten free pasta, the meal can also be gluten free.
Even if you don't like eggplant, try one of these recipes and you will start loving it. I'll wait for your experience.
Even though Eggplant is available all year round in stores. The eggplant season is mostly in June- Oct. When buying eggplant, look for firm fruit and glossy skin. Don't buy if eggplant has spots or is soft.
Friends, I'm all set to bring and try more eggplant this year. Bookmark this collection as I'll continue to tag all my future Eggplant Recipes here.
Wish a wonderful start of the week.
Happy Meal Prep!
Fresh eggplants in store, and I have pasta Norma in weeknight menu. My easy version of this recipe features grilled eggplant (you can grill or roast it indoor too).
Pasta Alla Norma
Fresh eggplant always make me crave Pasta Alla Norma. Pasta All Norma is an eggplant and pasta dish featuring roasted or sauted eggplant, with a tomato basil sauce and fresh lite cheese. Today I'm sharing a weekday-approved Pasta All Norma with my Modern take on authentic recipe. My recipe is an every-day...
Eggplant Rollatini is love story of lasagna, going low-carb. It is a perfect summer meal and taste delicious with layer of goat cheese and zucchini.
Eggplant Rollatini, it's Sunday! Eggplant Rollatini is one of my favorite summer dinner. When summer starts giving away loads of plum eggplants... I start craving for this lightened-up eggplant casserole.. more than ever.Traditional Eggplant Rollatini or rolatini (if you prefer to call it so) is prepared b...
This Asian Eggplant and Tofu stir fry is to die for. Simple to prepare and meaty meatless dinner ever! Just like Panda Express Eggplant Tofu (hint hint)
Stir Fried Eggplant and Tofu Recipe
Recipe of eggplant and tofu with bell peppers is one of famous Asian inspired eggplant recipe. Eggplant, to every one’s surprise, is one of the most versatile vegetables around. Give it a try and you can make many delicious dishes using eggplant. Be it eggplant dip, eggplant stir fry or eggplant fritters,...
Bring home some Ratatouille! Delicious stacks of squash and eggplant, cooked on top of tomato and bechamel sauce. Kid's favorite.
Bringing Ratatouille's ratatouille to your dinner table for meatless Monday! With colorful layers of fresh veggies, and garlicky tomato sauce.. this veggie casserole is perfect to kick-start week with a comforting vegetarian dish without a lots of calories. Today, I added a hearty serving of red potatoes a...
Stuffed Baby Eggplant Bites
I love baby eggplant available once-in-a-while in farmers market. I often try various different combinations to stuff and bake these cute little eggplants (also known as brinjal or aubergines). Few of my most favorite stuffing are curried sweet yellow onions or tomato and cheese. Many people often don't li...
Fresh tomatoes, and eggplant, roasted to make an easy sauce for weeknight pasta, ready as soon as eggplant is roasted. No need to buy extra jar of sauces, only buy ripe sweet tomatoes.
Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Penne Pasta
This season, start loving the eggplant again with this roasted eggplant and tomato penne pasta. This velvety eggplant and tomato sauce is my take on eggplant caponata served with pasta for a healthy and gluten free weeknight dinner. For me, finishing the day with a bowl of homemade, flavorful, and healthie...
Eggplant Parmesan Casserole
Eggplant Parmesan Lasagna or Casserole is an Italian comfort dish made with layers of breaded eggplant slices, marinara sauce, basil, mozzarella and parmesan cheese, and then baked until cheese has melted and bubbly.Honestly, this casserole is my rendezvous with comfort food. To take lots of oil and fat ou...
Eggplant is breaded and baked (not fried) which makes this dish healthier and down-right tastier with tomato sauce.
Healthy Baked Eggplant Parmesan
Starting week with healthier eggplant parmesan and pasta for meatless dinner! Baked to crispy perfection, and packed with punch of flavor from a delicious dredge. Oh, and I served it with scrumptious Garlic-Herb pasta which is my take on angel-hair pesto pasta served with eggplant parmesan in Cheesecake Fa...
Roasted eggplant, spices, fresh tomatoes and you have a delicious party-dip. I serve it with side of pita chips. Yumm!
Vegan Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Party Dip
Sharing with you, an easy party dip with smokey, velvety eggplant, loaded with tangy-sweet tomatoes, crunchy onions, and aromatic fresh cilantro. Vegan, and gluten free, this vegetarian warm dip is easy on stomach yet packed with flavor! A delicious party entertainer!let's eat some roasted eggplant!! yumm!...
Another reason to love eggplant with delicious vegetarian baingan bhartha (or bharta) recipe. A North Indian classic dish, baingan bhartha (Roasted Eggplant Curry) is a unique eggplant recipe. Eggplant are charred on open flame or roasted in oven to burn the skin and cook eggplant pulp in its own moisture....
Summer or Fall, Ratatouille stew is my favorite healthy eggplant recipe. It make delicious dinner any day! Serve with low carb cauliflower rice for weekday, or with bread for hearty meatless Sunday dinner!
Easy Ratatouille Stew
If you love Ratatouille, you will fall in love with this easy ratatouille, prepared like a stew. This is my simple and quick take on traditional Ratatouille recipe. Also, it is vegan, paleo, gluten free, and whole 30 diet friendly. Growing up, I was not squash or eggplant fan. I don't have kids and I alway...
Did someone say, "Fried Chicken"? I have meatless version of fried chicken with Fried Eggplant. Easy recipe and delicious meatless Monday meal.
Chicken Fried Eggplant Meal Prep
This Crispy Pan Fried Eggplant meal is vegetarian's dream Southern Dinner where veggies are the star. Healthier, meatless and oh so delicious... Seasoned eggplant slices are coated in traditional fried-chicken style dredge and then pan fried for crispy texture and soft meaty inside. Plus creamy low-carb In...