5 Ways To Cook Eggplant

Eggplant is a delicious and versatile vegetable with a rich, creamy center, great for use in a variety of cuisines and cooking methods. Due to its rich purple colour, it is also high in fibre, B Vitamins and phytonutrients, which help to remove free radicals from the body.

Below we share the most delicious ways to prepare eggplant, providing recipe suggestions for each of these methods.

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Pureed 

Charring eggplant and then pureeing it into a dip gives a delicious smooth texture and smokey flavour. Plus, it’s taste is versatile to serve with any crudités.

Recipes:

Babaganoush

Eggplant Puree with Yoghurt

Esta crema de berenjena quedó taaaan rica y es tan requetesencilla! Perfecta para picar con pan pita crocante. Corté dos berenjenas a la mitad, las sellé hasta dorar por la parte sin cascara, en un sarten con un tilín de aceite de oliva, apenas unos 5min. Agregué sal y pimienta y horneé por unos 45min. Luego procesé con una licuadora de inmersión la pulpa cocida de las dos berenjenas, dos dientes de ajo, unas 5 cucharadas de tahini (crema de ajonjolí, si no tienes puedes agregar directamente ajonjolí tostado), sal, pimienta y el jugo de medio limón. Rectifica sal y a la nevera por lo menos 1 hora. Al servir, aceite de oliva y perejil fresco picadito #simpleybello #homemadefood #berenjenas #eggplant #babaganoush #cremadeberenjena #dip #toshare #snack

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Baked

There are several dishes that utilise eggplant’s fleshy and filling qualities to substitute in the place of pasta (for example, Lasagna sheets in the Lasagna below) and even for meat (for example, the filling of the Moussaka below).

Recipes:

Eggplant Lasagna

Eggplant Moussaka

Fried

Frying eggplant has been done since the beginning of time, resulting in a tender and fleshy eggplant with a crispy outer crunch. Take a look at the Sicilian Eggplant recipe below for some tips and tricks on how to fry eggplant perfectly every time.

Recipes:

Sicilian Style Fried Eggplant Slices

Turkish Fried Eggplant with Green Peppers and Tomatoes

Siram. #FriedEggPlant

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Roasted

Roasting eggplants lends a smokey flavour to the eggplant making it a standout flavour in any dish!

Recipes:

Roasted Eggplant Salad with Smoked Almonds & Goat Cheese

Eggplant Fries

Stuffed

Eggplants are the perfect size and shape for stuffing! Hollow and fill with your choice of ingredients and then bake in the oven, or try our suggested recipes below.

Recipes:

Stuffed Eggplant Parm

Stuffed Eggplants with Herbed Bulgur