Check out these 30 Amazing Eggplant Recipes for new ways to prepare this versatile fruit. Each recipe is healthy, flavorful and easy to make!
What Is Eggplant?
Eggplant (also known as aubergine or brinjal) is a member of the nightshade family. Other nightshades include tomatoes, potatoes, and zucchini. The flesh, skin, and seeds of the eggplant are all edible but it is always advised to cook all parts of the eggplant before eating.
Eggplant is incredibly versatile - It can be used to make dips, soups, stews, casseroles, stir-fry, and salads. It can be grilled, roasted, fried, and sautéed. Eggplant is one of those ingredients that tends to pick up the flavors of whatever else is added to it.
There are numerous health benefits to eggplant including lots of nutrients and antioxidants. It is low in fat and calories and can help balance blood sugars.
How To Prepare Eggplant
There are so many ways to enjoy eggplant and it is found in cuisines all around the world.
It is common in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines as well as Italian, French, and many Asian cuisines.
There are different varieties of eggplant including the popular large purple Italian eggplant, the long and slender Japanese and Chinese eggplants, and the smaller Indian eggplant.
It's a fun ingredient to prepare and there are so many ways to utilize it! Here are some of my favorite Amazing Eggplant Recipes.