It's not just an emoji ?. Get creative in the kitchen and enjoy these easy and healthy eggplant recipes that won't break the bank.
15 Easy & Healthy Eggplant Recipes
One thing you may not know about eggplant is that it's a very versatile vegetable, allowing you to create everything from a fancy curry roasted eggplant to simple eggplant fries. While it gets some hatred for its unique taste and mushy texture, eggplant can be combined with ingredients such as onions, garlic, and tomatoes to create unique and healthy dishes. So the next time that you're at the grocery store, pick up a few eggplants and get creative in the kitchen. With these easy eggplant recipes in your rolodex, you'll be a master in no time.
1. Slow Cooker Eggplant Parmesan
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We can't talk about eggplant without a decent eggplant parmesan recipe, right?! Get it here.
2. Thai Basil Eggplant
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A vegan and gluten-free dish loaded with onions, bell peppers, tofu and eggplant. Colorful and tasty! Here's the recipe.
3. Eggplant Fries with Marinara Sauce
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An addicting snack that you won't feel guilty about. Grab the recipe here.
4. Grilled Eggplant Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette
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Perfect for summer grilling. Click here for the recipe.
5. Chez Panisse Eggplant, Caramelized Onion and Tomato Pasta
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A wonderful eggplant pasta that will make your stomach happy. Try it here.
6. Low Carb Cheesy Pull-Apart Garlic “Bread”
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The best way to cut carbs and still enjoy what you eat. Read the recipe here.
7. Eggplant Pizza
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Pizza made healthy. Get the recipe here.
8. Eggplant “Meatballs”
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These “meatballs” are so tasty you won't even notice that they're actually meatless. Full recipe.
9. Eggplant Parmesan Sliders
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Transform eggplant into savory patties you can use for burgers and sliders. See how here.
10. Chinese Eggplant with Garlic Sauce
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Serve this over rice for an amazing weeknight meal! Grab the recipe here.
11. Roasted Eggplant Dip
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Rich and smooth eggplant dip. Check it out here.
12. Eggplant Parmesan Bites
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These eggplant parmesan bites are nothing short of mouthwatering. Recipe.
13. Eggplant Casserole
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Looking for a hearty meal that will satisfy both of your veggie and meat cravings? This is it! Get the recipe here.
14. Crisp Eggplant Chips with Smoky Seasoning
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Savory eggplant chips seasoned with incredible spices and then baked to absolute crisp perfection. Find the recipe here.
15. Curried Roasted Eggplant with Coconut Milk
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A curried roasted eggplant dish too flavorful not to try. Check it out here.
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