Feeling a little down about the end of summer? Dry your tears because while summer might be over, eggplant season still carries on into the fall. And nothing cures the blues like getting back into the kitchen after the grilling months for some hearty, homemade meals.
Believe it or not, eggplants are actually in the berry family. But you might not want to go topping your shortcakes with them or adding them to the cobbler for dessert. Instead, eggplants are perfect for savory side dishes and as additions to countless recipes for extra depth and texture.
Eggplants are utilized around the world, especially in Mediterranean and Asian cuisines. Eggplant Parmesan, moussaka, and stir-fries are among the most popular and well-known dishes that rely on the purple-skinned “vegetable.” However, eggplant's flavor and versatility have resulted in some incredibly tasty variations that are easy to make and delicious.
So stock up this season and check out some of the best eggplant recipes that will have you smiling in no time.
Invoke your inner Asian chef with this simple dish that makes a great side to any meal.
Soft and tender eggplant with crunchy toast make a tasty twist on the classic Italian creation.
Light and refreshing, halibut and eggplant pair perfectly for this balanced all-in-one meal.
Combine some of your favorite Italian ingredients for this delectable pasta dish.
It's back to the basics with this incredibly simple and flavorful favorite that you will never let you down.
Salty and spicy, you can use this Asian-inspired recipe as a side, main, or bright addition to your salad or meat dish.
Feature eggplant in your next meal with this Mediterranean-style treat that is packed with flavor.