17 Vegan Eggplant Recipes

If you're vegan, it can be hard to find versions of delicious classics that you can eat. But fear not: we have exactly what you need. From eggplant Parmesan to crunchy eggplant fries, these vegan eggplant recipes will hit the spot.

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Air-Fryer Eggplant Fries

These tasty fries are guilt free—just make sure to swap out the Parmesan cheese so it’s vegan-friendly. Add some Cajun seasoning or chili pepper flakes for added heat.
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Mamma’s Caponata

This fabulous appetizer is perfect on bread, small crunchy toasts or fresh linguine pasta.
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Fire-Roasted Vegetable Salsa

This salsa is full of vegetables and zesty flavor. The refreshing and tasty mix of eggplant, sweet corn and red onion make a killer dip for chips, pita bread and more.
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Greek Herb Ratatouille

This recipe serves as a beautiful side dish for summer. With the combo of eggplant, zucchini and sweet plum tomatoes, it’s a terrific way to make use of fresh summer veggies.
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Vegan Eggplant Parmesan

Layers of roasted eggplant slices, ripe tomatoes and plant-based cheese make this delicious meal filling and wholesome.
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Spicy Grilled Eggplant

This side dish goes well with fried tofu or roasted veggies. Thanks to the spicy Cajun seasoning, the eggplant really shines through..
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Eggplant Fries

This healthy snack is perfect for kids and adults alike. To make sure this recipe is vegan, swap out the Parmesan cheese for some delicious vegan cheese.
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Roasted Eggplant Spread

This not-so-ordinary spread is ideal on fresh baguettes, veggies, and crunchy crackers. While most dips don’t use eggplant, the flavor from this hearty vegetable takes this dip to the next level.
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Mediterranean Eggplant Dip

The Mediterranean flavors in this dip are so vibrant and fresh. It’s simply delicious paired with garlic Naan, cherry tomatoes or carrot sticks.
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Slow-Cooked Ratatouille

Ratatouille is the perfect dinner entree that no one will be able to say no to. While this dish is certainly hearty, it is surprisingly light and won’t leave you feeling stuffed.
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Summer Rustic Pasta

You won’t want to miss out on this drool-worthy summer pasta. To ensure it’s vegan, just swap out the dairy cheese for one of your favorite vegan cheeses.
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Grilled Eggplant with Feta relish

If you didn’t know it already, there are plenty of vegan-friendly feta cheese options to use with this dish.
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Summer Bounty Ratatouille

Made with eggplant, tomatoes, onions, zucchini, garlic, bell peppers and various herbs, this dish is full of goodness and nutrition. We recommend pairing it with a freshly baked baguette.
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Basil Polenta with Eggplant Ratatouille

The simplicity of the sautéd eggplants and other vegetables makes this dish a standout for sure. The garlic in this dish enhances the eggplant beautifully.
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Lime and Sesame Grilled Eggplant

The sesame oil and red pepper flakes makes this dish flavorful and smoky. This recipe is also incredibly easy to make, and even easier to gobble up.
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Baba Ganoush

This traditional Lebanese dip is a wonderful starter paired with pita bread. Top with fresh parsley and a drizzle of lemon juice.
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Veggie-Stuffed Eggplant

This hearty and nutritious dish is chock full of vegetables. You won’t even miss the meat after tasting this zesty and vibrant platter.

Lauren Jarvis-Gibson
Lauren Jarvis-Gibson is currently an Assistant Editor at Taste of Home. Since 2018, her writing has been published in publications like Allure, Teen Vogue, HuffPost and more. She now has published two poetry books that are available on Amazon. Lauren loves every kind of pasta known to man and can be found singing Taylor Swift songs all day long.