In Season: 6 Easy Eggplant Recipes Slideshow

Staff Writer
Eggplant may be available year-round, but summer is the best time to enjoy it

Eggplant-Chickpea Dip

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Combine the flavors of two popular Middle Eastern dips (baba ghanouj and hummus) in this tasty purée.

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Baba Ghanouj

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Baba ghanouj, also called baba ghanoush, is a savory purée of eggplant flavored with tahini, lemon juice, and fresh herbs.

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Eggplant Bolognese

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The flavor of this hearty sauce is as equally tasty over cooked whole grains or spaghetti squash as it is over pasta.

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Easy Baked Eggplant Parmesan

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For an easy side dish that's a great match for this cheesy, baked eggplant Parmesan, sauté broccoli rabe in a bit of olive oil with some chopped garlic and red pepper flakes, then finish with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

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Grilled Shrimp and Eggplant Summer Noodle Bowls

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This tasty noodle bowl can be made almost completely outdoors; it only needs one small pot of boiling water… which you may be able to heat on your grill.

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Baked Eggplant with Nutty Bulgur Stuffing

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Earthy burdock, a firm root long popular in Asia, adds flavor to this dish's hearty stuffing.

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