Rich in color and nutrients, eggplant is a great addition to a variety of dishes from appetizers and salads to meatless main dishes.
Double up on potassium with the combination of tomatoes and grilled eggplant. The eggplant makes a nice addition to a classic caprese salad, pairing beautifully with the tomatoes. Tomatoes also contain the antioxidant lycopene, which can help lower the risk of breast cancer.
Grill eggplant and red onion for a veggie-stuffed pita with Mediterranean flair. Eggplant has dietary fiber, which helps with digestion. This sandwich also contains Greek-style yogurt, another great superfood that helps protect the immune system and fight disease.
This salad is similar to baba ghanoush and makes an excellent dip to serve with pita bread or alongside grilled meat. The broiled red bell peppers pair nicely with the eggplant and provide vitamins A and C to the dish, which can reduce the risk of heart disease and some cancers.