16 tasty eggplant recipes
Get our favorite dishes highlighting the summertime staple, from grilled side dishes to zingy stir-fries
Make easy eggplant sandwiches by using naan bread to wrap the grilled vegetables for easy and delicious eating. Creamy Greek yogurt sauce adds a tangy flavor.
Here is the perfect, basic method for grilling summer’s bounty―these gorgeous veggies will come out right every single time.Try it with green onions and bell peppers too.
While some wines are a hard match for vegetables, Syrah works well with earthy and herbal veggies like eggplant, zucchini, and bell peppers ― especially when they're grilled.
Oyster sauce adds wonderful 'umami' to this Asian-inspired dish, and can be found in the ethnic foods aisle of most supermarkets. Serve over fluffy rice for a satisfying meal.
Recipe: Stir-fried Eggplant and Tofu
This dish was inspired by the classic Japanese recipe for miso-marinated black cod. We recommend using Japanese eggplants, which are smaller and more slender than bulbous Italian eggplants.
Recipe: Grilled Miso Salmon and Eggplant
Merguez, an aromatic North African sausage usually made from lamb, takes practically no time to grill. Spicy and smooth, the accompanying chickpea purée can stand in for hummus any old time. To make the eggplant jam especially silky, peel and seed the tomatoes. You could use skin-on seeded tomatoes in a pinch, or even good-quality canned.
Classic ratatouille, typically a side dish, comes front and center as the filling of these inventive tarts. Annie Somerville, chef at San Francisco’s Greens Restaurant, reenvisioned her original recipe by combining cream cheese with masa harina (dried corn dough for tortillas) in the crust, which gives it a rich toasted-corn flavor.
Recipe: Provençal Tartlets