Eggplant Recipes

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I’ve been cooking eggplant like crazy lately, but you know what? It’s not the easiest vegetable to photograph. So today I’m rounding up some old favorites as well as some recipes from around the web that are on my to-make list before summer is over. Do you have a favorite way to cook eggplant/aubergine?

Pictured above:

Eggplant & Summer Squash Tian

Nasu Dengaku (Miso-Broiled Eggplant) (*my favorite way to cook eggplant!)

More eggplant recipes:

Ginger Miso Eggplant Noodles

Easy Peanut Noodles

Alice Water’s Ratatouille (on Food52) 

Grilled Eggplant with Herbed Quinoa and Cherry Tomatoes (A Couple Cooks)

Quinoa Crusted Eggplant Parmigiana (Kitchen Confidante)

Chickpea stuffed eggplant with couscous and tahini sauce (Dishing up the Dirt)

Pan-Fried Eggplant with Balsamic, Basil, and Capers (Saveur)

Grilled Eggplant Rolls with Cream Cheese and Herbed Millet (Naturally Ella)

One pot vegan pasta (Minimalist Baker)

Zucchini, Eggplant, Tomato Gratin (Simply Recipes)

Ricotta-Stuffed Grilled Eggplant (Food52)

Smoky Eggplant Dip (Smitten Kitchen)


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  1. Rosie from

    My favourite way to cook aubergine is cross cut, rubbed with oil, salt and cumin and baked slowly and low for about an hour, then drizzled with a garlic yoghurt sauce and lots of seeds – deeeelish!!

    Rosie xx

  2. Perfect timing…I’ve been on a big eggplant kick and was in need of some new recipes! The miso broiled eggplant looks awesome!

  3. dana from

    thanks for the share! kinda loving eggplant right now 😀

    • jeanine

      aubergine is so much prettier of a word, isn’t it? 🙂

  4. emilie from

    I often see these little chinese eggplant and don’t know what to do with them… thanks a lot, now I will try them 🙂

  5. Crista from

    i wish i liked eggplant… i just can’t get in to it :-/

  6. Rivki Locker from

    I have been getting LOADS of eggplant in my weekly CSA delivery. I recently discovered that it’s lovely just sliced, spread in one layer on a baking sheet, oiled and seasoned (I like garlic and thyme), and roasted at high-ish heat for 15 minutes per side. Eat the results fresh and warm, or keep them in the fridge to throw into salads or layer in sandwiches.

  7. pasteli

    This is one of the few times I feel forced to leave a comment. I am Greek and summer eggplants to me mean one thing: imam bayildi! Eggplants are stuffed with tomato and lots of onion and garlic, topped with crumbled feta cheese (although no google recipe I found included feta).
    Check it out! The sweetness of the baked onion, the meatiness and smokiness of the eggplant, the olive oil rich and acidic tomato sauce constrasted with the briny feta will definitely make you an imam bayildi addict.

    • jeanine

      ooh, sounds so good!!

  8. chelsea from

    Ooh so excited to click through these! I love eggplant but always run out of ways to cook it!

  9. Ohhh yummmmmumumum! Love eggplant, and my favorite way is simply steaming/slightly boiling it in strips , then season and flavor with a little vinegar, little bit soy sauce, korean chili pepper flakes, minced garlic, sesame oil (little), chopped green onion and optional teeny bit of sugar. It’s so refreshing and delicious with Korean meat dishes and of course, rice. 🙂

  10. I love eggplants as well and agree that they aren’t easiest to photograph.
    I love to roast it in the oven and make salads with tahini and yogurt based dressings.
    My favorite eggplant dish is called “Karniyarik” – Eggplants stuffed with ground beef. It is a middle eastern dish that is simply delicious.
    Your list has some really good dishes as well. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  11. Nina from

    I LOVE eggplants! I used to loathe them as a kid because of their texture but now I think they are one of the best summer vegetables on earth! I really really like the miso dengaku recipe, but I also love baba ganoush (lebanese eggplant dip), or I simply slice some white eggplant and grill it then serve it either hot or cold in salad or with pasta (it pairs well with tomatoes/tomatoe sauce, arugula and goat cheese in my opinion!). What I like with eggplant is that it goes well with many spices and herbs : cumin, curry, basil, thyme, rosemary etc. I think it is used in so many cuisines around the world : chinese, japanese, thai, indian, north african, mediterranean, etc. On My Darling Lemon Thyme, there are recipes for eggplant curries that are amons my favourite too. I also like cooking them Indian style, either in pakoras or stuffed with garlic and ginger and then fried. Well, I guess I could never have too much eggplant!

  12. Nice recipe. This look so good and delicious. Thank you so much for the great and simple recipe.

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