Eggplant. Folks either seem to love it or hate it. If you happen to fall in the latter camp and your CSA box comes loaded with the stuff, what’re you to do? Reach for this roundup! Beyond the usual eggplant Parmesan, this collection features 15 unique recipes that are bound to sway you in favor of aubergine.
4. Smokey Eggplant Dip: Easily confused with baba ghanoush, this dip actually goes by the name moutabbal. Make it as chunky or smooth as you like, and be sure to have plenty of pita wedges on hand for dipping. (via Smitten Kitchen)
6. Quinoa, Roasted Eggplant and Apple Salad with Cumin Vinaigrette: Chockfull of veggies, fruit, nuts and whole grain goodness, one might discount this dish as too health-conscious to be any good. But once the smokey vinaigrette is drizzled over top, boy does this salad sing. (via Food Network)
7. Eggplant Shakshuka (Vegetarian): On chilly mornings, there’s nothing quite like a big helping of shakshuka to warm you up. Packed with protein and vegetables, it’s a breakfast that’ll keep you full for hours. (via Typical Domestic Babe)
9. Eggplant Au Poivre (Vegetarian): Forget a nice cut of beef, cook up a “filet” of eggplant and top with the creamy, peppery sauce for a satisfying veggie-friendly steakhouse copycat. (via Bon Appétit)
10. Eggplant, Prosciutto, Pesto Pressed Picnic Sandwiches: We’re dying to pack these many-layered sandwiches in our picnic basket! (via Host the Toast)
11. Crispy Eggplant Fries with Chipotle Aioli: Baked eggplant mimics the texture of fries remarkably well, all while packing in way more nutritional value. The smokey-spicy Greek-yogurt-based aioli is not to be missed. (via The Science of Eating)
12. Roasted Baby Eggplant with Harissa: A quick blast in the oven is all these baby eggplant need to become tender. Then, they’re topped with tomatoes, onion, garlic and dollops of both harissa and Greek yogurt. A final sprinkle of crunchy roasted chickpeas is a nice crowing addition. via Bourbon and Honey)
Do you ever prepare eggplant at home? What’s your favorite method or recipe? Let’s talk all things aubergine in the comments!