17 Eggplant Recipes You Need to Try
If there was an award for "most versatile veggie," eggplant would take the grand prize. It's tasty in salads, on pastas, blended into dips or sliced on a sandwich. Read on for our most flavorful eggplant recipes.
Move over, eggplant parm! There are so many other fun, easy and exciting ways to cook with this farmers market find. A close cousin of tomatoes and bell peppers, eggplant is packed with fiber, potassium and folate. In addition to the big purple versions you typically see at the grocery store, there are dozens of different types of eggplant, including Japanese eggplant, Italian eggplant, Indian eggplant, Chinese eggplant and even graffiti eggplant.
And while it can technically be eaten raw (just don’t eat the leaves or flowers, which can be toxic), eggplant really shines when it’s fried, grilled or baked. Here are some of our favorite eggplant recipes, from dips like baba ganoush to entrees like ratatouille.
These guilt-free fries come together in less than half an hour, including the dipping sauce. Don’t have an air fryer? No problem. You can also make eggplant fries in the oven.