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Here are our 20+ Best Eggplant Recipes from around the globe. Whether you are looking for baked eggplant recipes, healthy eggplant recipes, easy eggplant recipes, vegan eggplant recipes, or eggplant recipes from Asia or India, you’ll find delicious inspiration here!

Eggplant is one of our favorite vegetables on the blog! Meaty, succulent and tender, it can become a plant-based replacement for meat. Eggplant is so versatile in the kitchen and can be treated so many different ways- bake it, grill it, stir fry it, or slow roast it!

Baked Eggplant Recipes

Baking eggplant yields the most tender succulent results. Eggplant becomes beautifully tender and comforting. Here are a few of our favorite cozy recipes for baked eggplant.

Eggplant Moussaka  + 20 Best Eggplant Recipes from around the globe.  Whether you are looking for baked eggplant recipes, easy eggplant recipes, vegan eggplant recipes, eggplant recipes from Asian or India,  you'll find some delicious inspiration here!

Rustic Eggplant Moussaka

Rustic Eggplant Moussaka- layers of roasted eggplant with your choice of ground meat. Perfect for entertaining or serving at a  special gathering. It’s like eggplant parm, but taken up a notch.

Baked Sheet-Pan Ratatouille with eggplant, zucchini and peppers is easy, healthy and vegan! Bake a big batch on Sunday then serve it during the busy workweek over pasta, polenta or even toast!

Baked Sheet-Pan Ratatouille!

This baked Sheet-Pan Ratatouille with eggplant, zucchini and peppers is easy, healthy and vegan! Bake a big batch of these roasted vegetables on Sunday then serve it during the busy workweek over pasta, polenta or even eggs!

Eggplant Lasagna  + 20 Best Eggplant Recipes from around the globe.  Whether you are looking for baked eggplant recipes, easy eggplant recipes, vegan eggplant recipes, eggplant recipes from Asian or India,  you'll find some delicious inspiration here!

Eggplant Lasagna

This Baked Eggplant Lasagna is one of our favorites! A cozy, hearty vegetarian meal similar to Eggplant Parmesan with a succulent texture in a flavorful tomato sauce. Top it off with flavorful Arugula Almond Pesto! Keto, GF and Vegan-adaptable!

Baked Eggplant with rice and lamb  + 20 Best Eggplant Recipes from around the globe.  Whether you are looking for baked eggplant recipes, easy eggplant recipes, vegan eggplant recipes, eggplant recipes from Asian or India,  you'll find some delicious inspiration here!

Lebanese Stuffed Eggplant

Dreamy, succulent Stuffed Eggplant infused with Lebanese spices, baked in the oven until meltingly tender. Filled with basmati rice, your choice of ground meat (or lentils) herbs, and pine nuts in a fragrant tomato broth. Vegan-adaptable.

Moroccan Eggplant Tagine  + 20 Best Eggplant Recipes from around the globe.  Whether you are looking for baked eggplant recipes, easy eggplant recipes, vegan eggplant recipes, eggplant recipes from Asian or India,  you'll find some delicious inspiration here!

Eggplant Chickpea Tagine

A simple, delicious Tagine Recipe with Eggplant and Chickpeas infused with Moroccan spices served over cinnamon-scented couscous. This flavorful Eggplant Chickpea Stew is vegan and gluten-free! Video included. 

Slow Baked Eggpant ( Vegan)  + 20 Best Eggplant Recipes from around the globe.  Whether you are looking for baked eggplant recipes, easy eggplant recipes, vegan eggplant recipes, eggplant recipes from Asian or India,  you'll find some delicious inspiration here!

Meltingly Tender Moroccan Eggplant

Slow-Baked Moroccan Eggplant with Ras el Hanout, caramelized garlic, shallots and tomatoes. A rustic side dish that can be served with fish or meat, or turned into a hearty vegetarian main.  

Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Eggplant Puttanesca  + 20 Best Eggplant Recipes from around the globe.  Whether you are looking for baked eggplant recipes, easy eggplant recipes, vegan eggplant recipes, eggplant recipes from Asian or India,  you'll find some delicious inspiration here!

Roasted Spaghetti Squash w/ Eggplant Puttanesca

Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Eggplant Puttanesca Sauce- a rich, robust marinara sauce with eggplant, olives and capers. A simple easy dinner that is healthy and delicious! With a Video!

 + 20 Best Eggplant Recipes from around the globe.  Whether you are looking for baked eggplant recipes, easy eggplant recipes, vegan eggplant recipes, eggplant recipes from Asian or India,  you'll find some delicious inspiration here!

Stuffed Peppers with Eggplant, Chickpeas and Zhoug Yogurt

These Middle Eastern grilled Stuffed Peppers with Quinoa, Eggplant, Chickpeas and Zhoug Yogurt are the perfect make-ahead meal for summer gatherings and potlucks. Or meal prep them on Sunday to serve up during the busy work week! Gluten-free, vegan and paleo adaptable! 

Baked Zaatar Eggplant + 20 Best Eggplant Recipes from around the globe.  Whether you are looking for baked eggplant recipes, easy eggplant recipes, vegan eggplant recipes, eggplant recipes from Asian or India,  you'll find some delicious inspiration here!

Roasted Eggplant with Zaatar

Roasted Eggplant with Zaatar, served over rice or grains with lemony tahini sauce, plain yogurt or tzatzki sauce. Vegan, Gluten-free! With a  video.

Spicy Chinese Eggplant Video!

Easy Eggplant Recipes

These easy eggplant recipes are quick to make and have so much flavor! From Thailand to China to the Philippines, these flavorful eggplant recipes are incredibly delicious when served with rice.

Chinese eggplant recipe with Szechuan sauce, chilies and peanuts

Chinese Eggplant with Spicy Szechuan Sauce

Chinese Eggplant with Szechuan Sauce with chilies and peanuts- a tasty, easy vegan dinner recipe! Serve with Rice, black rice, cauliflower rice, quinoa or rice noodles.

Thai Eggplant Stir Fry w/ your choice of protein, fresh veggies in a flavorful Thai stir-fry sauce with fragrant Thai basil. Vegan Adaptable.

Thai Eggplant Stir-fry

Thai Eggplant Stir Fry w/ your choice of protein, fresh veggies in a flavorful Thai stir-fry sauce with fragrant Thai basil. Vegan Adaptable.

Thai Eggplant Green Curry: Here are our 20 Best Eggplant Recipes from around the globe.  Whether you are looking for baked eggplant recipes, easy eggplant recipes, vegan eggplant recipes, eggplant recipes from Asian or India,  you'll find some delicious inspiration here!

Thai Green Curry Eggplant

An easy authentic recipe for Thai Green Curry with eggplant and your choice of tofu, chicken or shrimp.  A fast and easy weeknight dinner that can be made in 30 minutes!  Use store-bought green curry paste or make your own homemade green curry paste. Video.

Here are our 20 Best Eggplant Recipes from around the globe.  Whether you are looking for baked eggplant recipes, easy eggplant recipes, vegan eggplant recipes, eggplant recipes from Asian or India,  you'll find some delicious inspiration here!

Sinigang (Filipino Sour Soup)

Sinigang! Filipino Sour Soup with Salmon and Eggplant is bursting with umami flavor.  Quick to throw together, loaded with veggies, and completely delicious.  Serve with rice if desired.  Vegan-adaptable and gluten-free.

Grilled Eggplant Recipes

During the summer months, there is no better way to treat eggplant than grilling it! Here are a few of our favorite grilled eggplant recipes from around the globe.

Best Eggplant Recipes: Grilled eggplant with greek relish  and polenta

Grilled Eggplant Slices with Greek Relish and Creamy Polenta

Perfectly tender Grilled Eggplant with fresh Greek relish, kalamata olives, feta cheese served over creamy polenta.  An easy and healthy meatless dinner.  Vegan adaptable and gluten-free. Video!  

Eggplant Salad with Grilled Halloumi Cheese,Tomatoes & a flavorful Mint Dressing- a delicious summer salad! #eggplantsalad #grilledeggplant #grilledeggplantsalad #halloumi #grilledhalloumi #haloumi

Grilled Eggplant Salad with Halloumi & Tomatoes

Eggplant Salad with Grilled Halloumi Cheese,Tomatoes & a flavorful Mint Dressing- a delicious summer salad!

Grilled Eggplant Steaks with tomato relish

Grilled Eggplant Steaks with Gremolata and Tomatoes

Grilled Eggplant Steaks with Fresh Tomato Relish and Gremolata -a zesty Italian herb sauce. Keep it vegan or add crumbled cheese. A simple, healthy meatless dinner recipe! Vegan, low-carb and gluten-free.

Grilled Eggplant Salad with Freekah. Loaded up with fresh herbs and served over a tangy yogurt dressing, this healthy salad is full of Middle Eastern flavor. Vegan adaptable #freekah #eggplantsalad #freekahsalad #freekahrecipe #vegetarian #vegan #healthysalad

Grilled Eggplant Salad with Freekeh and Yogurt Dressing

Grilled Eggplant Salad with Freekeh, a smoked, ancient Middle Eastern grain, tossed with fresh herbs and served over a tangy yogurt dressing. Vegan adaptable!

This flavorful Thai Grilled Eggplant Salad is simple, light, and refreshing with a tangy, umami dressing made from fresh lime juice and fish sauce. Healthy and tasty, this Thai Salad comes together in 35 minutes! (Vegan-adaptable) Serve it with jasmine rice and make it a meal.

Thai Grilled Eggplant Salad

This flavorful Thai Grilled Eggplant Salad is simple, light, and refreshing with a tangy, umami dressing made from fresh lime juice and fish sauce. Healthy and tasty, this Thai Salad comes together in 35 minutes! (Vegan-adaptable) Serve it with jasmine rice and make it a meal.

Eggplant Sandwiches and Wraps

Meaty, succulent eggplant takes the place of meat in these hearty wraps and sandwiches- a delicious healthy plant-based substitution!

Vegan Grilled eggplant Wrap: Here are our 20 Best Eggplant Recipes from around the globe.  Whether you are looking for baked eggplant recipes, easy eggplant recipes, vegan eggplant recipes, eggplant recipes from Asian or India,  you'll find some delicious inspiration here!

Muffuletta Sandwich with Grilled Eggplant

How to make a Muffuletta Sandwich with Grilled Eggplant, roasted peppers, Pesto, Mozzarella Cheese, and Olive Tapenade. Great for picnics, or summer gatherings. 

Middle Eastern Eggplant Wrap with a lemony Kale Parsley Mint Slaw with Creamy Tahini Sauce. Keep it vegan or add feta! | www.feastingathome.com

Middle Eastern Eggplant Wrap

This vegan Middle Eastern Eggplant Wrap with a lemony Kale Slaw and Creamy Tahini Sauce is super tasty! Keep it vegan or add feta! Simple, delicious and easy!!!

Eggplant Appetizers

These tasty eggplant appetizers are full of flavor, fun to make, and highlight beautiful eggplant! One of my personal favorites, this smoky baba ganoush recipe is best made on a grill, but we love it so much we make it all year long using the oven in the winter months.

Baba Ganoush: Here are our 20 Best Eggplant Recipes from around the globe.  Whether you are looking for baked eggplant recipes, easy eggplant recipes, vegan eggplant recipes, eggplant recipes from Asian or India,  you'll find some delicious inspiration here!

Authentic Baba Ganoush

Learn the secret to making the BEST Baba Ganoush!  Made with only FIVE simple ingredients this authentic Middle Eastern Eggplant Dip can be made on the grill, or baked in the oven. Full of flavor, complexity and depth, Baba Ganoush is vegan, healthy, gluten-free, low-carb and keto!

Eggplant Caponata: Here are our 20 Best Eggplant Recipes from around the globe.  Whether you are looking for baked eggplant recipes, easy eggplant recipes, vegan eggplant recipes, eggplant recipes from Asian or India,  you'll find some delicious inspiration here!

Eggplant Caponata

Epic Eggplant Caponata- with red peppers, fresh basil and capers. The flavor-boosting secret is in the grilling! Serve it as a healthy vegan appetizer over crostini, or as a delicious side dish, or turn it into an eggplant “salad” served over greens and grains! Low- Carb and Vegan! 

Here are our 20 Best Eggplant Recipes from around the globe.  Whether you are looking for baked eggplant recipes, easy eggplant recipes, vegan eggplant recipes, eggplant recipes from Asian or India,  you'll find some delicious inspiration here!

Moroccan Eggplant Pickles

Moroccan Pickled Eggplant with garlic, coriander seeds and cilantro. A delicious way to preserve your garden eggplant just a little bit longer! Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with fresh herbs, they make the perfect side to any Mediterranean-style meal. 

We hope you enjoyed these 20+ Best Eggplant Recipes as much as our readers have. Tell us your favorites in the comments below!

Faq’s

Do you need to salt eggplant?

Salting eggplant is optional. With especially large or bitter eggplant, salting will help remove the bitterness through “sweating” but this is generally not mandatory. You can also soak the eggplant in salted water, again, this is optional.

Do you need to peel eggplant before cooking?

No need to peel eggplant as eggplant peels are edible and soften after cooking. If new to cooking eggplant or uncomfortable with the skin- feel free to remove part of the skin using a vegetable peeler, peeling in stripes.

Do you need to rinse the salt off the eggplant?

If salting the eggplant- depending on the recipe you may need to rinse, or only pat dry. Refer to the particular recipe.

What is the best way to cook eggplant?

Eggplant is a versatile vegetable in the kitchen and be cooked in many ways. Most typically it is grilled, baked, or stir-fried. But other methods work great too- smoked eggplant is heavenly, as well and pickled!

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Chinese eggplant recipe with Szechuan sauce, chilies and peanuts

20+ Best Eggplant Recipes

  • Author: Tonia | Feasting at Home
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

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Here are 20+ of our BEST Eggplant Recipes that are intensely flavorful with succulent perfectly cooked eggplant! Whether you are looking for grilled eggplant recipes, vegetarian eggplant recipes, eggplant curries and stir fries, baked eggplant, or salads and sandwiches with eggplant, you’ll find delicious inspiration here: Simple Roasted Eggplant.


Ingredients

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Simple roasted Eggplant

  • 1 lb eggplant
  • 23 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 F
  2. Cut eggplant into 1-inch chunks and place in a bowl. 
  3. Toss with the oil, salt and pepper and place on a parchment-lined sheet pan.
  4. Bake 20 minutes,  toss the eggplant and roast 12-15 more minutes until the edges are crispy and the centers are tender. 

Notes

TIP: Always cook eggplant through- if it is still white or undercooked, it will be bitter and unpleasant to eat. Properly cooked eggplant is luscious and succulent. 

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: Includes: ½ eggplant w/ 1 cup cooked rice, 1 cup tomatoes and 1 tablespoon plain whole fat yogurt
  • Calories: 344
  • Sugar: 11.8 g
  • Sodium: 375.7 mg
  • Fat: 16.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 41 g
  • Fiber: 2.4 g
  • Protein: 9.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 22.1 mg

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  1. We have eggplant growing in our garden and have made many of these. Some of our favorites are the Baked Zaatar Eggplant, Baba Ganoush and the Asian eggplant stir-fry. Looking forward to trying the Lebanese Eggplant. Bob

  2. Thanks for all the eggplant recipes. We made the Lebanese Stuffed Eggplant this weekend and we all agreed, it was one of the best eggplant dishes we’ve had!

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Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

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