Friday, July 18, 2014

20 Eggplant Recipes

Eggplant is a fairly new vegetable to our family garden.  We've planted them for three years and this is our first actual substantial harvest.  I'm excited to share some new recipes with my family and with you!  


Polpette di Melanzane aka eggplant meatballs from The Free Range Life
We have made this recipe several times served with spaghetti and sauce.  It's one of the only times we have "meatballs".  

This would be great served over couscous with a fresh garden salsa (Diced tomatoes, cucumber and onions.  Mix with a bit of olive oil, lemon juice and parsley) and garlic yogurt sauce (1/2 cup plain yogurt mixed with 1 tsp. olive oil and garlic to taste).  

I love a great veggie burger--it's a mix between eggplant parmesan and a burger.  What a great idea!

We make these on zucchinis all the time!  These look so delicious!

What a colorful dish!  I'm not sure my kids would like it, but my husband and I most definitely would! 

How creative!  

I think this would go over great with my picky eggplant eaters!

I love how this is a freezer recipe!  Bread and bake those eggplants then freeze for later use!

I've always wanted to try ratatouille ever since that Disney movie came out.  This stew looks like just like the one Ego's mom made for him as a child. 

An easy version of a Greek recipe that combines ground beef, eggplant and a custard topping.  Sounds and looks delicious.  

Appetizers or Snacks:
It's a dip, what more needs to be said?  

I've breaded lots of zucchini and eggplant this year, but I'm definitely trying this version the next time!  

Plain hummus seems a bit boring after seeing this recipe.   

A great way to use eggplant and cucumbers that are so abundant right now.  

I'm always on the lookout for kid-friendly recipes when it comes to veggies like eggplant. 

I love how this recipe takes a traditional dish and makes it all over again with a unique ingredient!   

Eggplant Crisp
Photo courtesy of Sarah @ The Free Range Life

My first reaction:  "Sweet eggplant fritters, oh my!!"  These are definitely going on the menu really soon.  Like "how quick can I get in the kitchen?" soon!

Anything with chocolate icing would go over great in this house.  

Another combination that sounds yummy and healthy!

Eggplant and Chocolate Chunk Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting from Dining with a Stud 
Who ever thought eggplant could be so decadent? 

What are your favorite ways to eat eggplant?  I'd love to have you share!  

The Chicken Chick
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