These tasty eggplant recipes prove that hearty goodness can come straight from the garden.
Grilled Eggplant Parmesan with Grilled Tomato MarinaraOur Grilled Tomato Marinara and fresh mozzarella take Grilled Eggplant Parmesan over the top.
Eggplant and Zucchini Parmesan
Grilled Baby Eggplants with Green Onion Salsa
If you can't find the type of eggplant we used, go for small, slender Japanese eggplants instead.
Charred Eggplant with Chermoula
While not Israeli in origin (chermoula is actually a Moroccan condiment), this dish speaks to the many culinary influences of Israel's North African and Middle Eastern neighbors. The sauce is wonderfully complex--bright, herbaceous, and spicy. Israel has a vegetable-centric cuisine (they are eaten at every meal); cooking vegetables over an open flame until deeply charred is a favorite cooking method.
Grilled Eggplant with Cherry Tomatoes
Layers of eggplant, melted cheese, and grilled tomatoes stack up for a satisfying meal on meatless Monday (or any night of the week). Serve with crusty grilled bread and a crisp green salad.
Wine pairing: An earthy, lively red like Imagery Estate 2013 Sangiovese (Sonoma County; $42).
Crispy Eggplant, Tomato, and Provolone Stacks with Basil
Add bacon or prosciutto just before baking for a more savory meal.
- Becky Luigart-Stayner
Seafood Stuffed Eggplant
Braised Eggplant and Broccolini with Fried Ginger
Most varieties of eggplant work beautifully in this stir-fry. A side of rice is a must.
Eggplant ParmNew York City's Torrisi Italian Specialties uses only American ingredients in virtually all of its dishes. Its basil-rich eggplant parmesan, also delicious on a toasted roll, calls for Progresso Italian Style bread crumbs and SarVecchio parmesan from Wisconsin.
Grilled Eggplant Planks with Creole Salsa
Be sure to choose smaller eggplants; they'll be easier to slice and easier to handle on the grill.
- Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
Eggplant and Onion Noodle Salad with Warm Soy-Rice VinaigretteHighlight eggplant's deep purple color with this beautiful Asian noodle salad. Bok choy, chopped onion, and green beans punch up the flavor, while a vinaigrette made from soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, sesame oil, garlic, and chile pepper ties the dish together.
- Brit Huckabay
Baked Eggplant with Mushroom-and-Tomato SauceEggplant baked with sliced mushrooms, tomato sauce, and mozzarella and parmesan cheeses makes for a comforting weeknight meal. Add ground beef or turkey for more protein.
Garden Eggplant PizzaCelebrate a garden harvest with this homemade pizza loaded with eggplant, tomato, bell pepper, onion, and zucchini.
Recipe: Garden Eggplant Pizza
- James Baigrie
Grilled Eggplant ProvoloneGrilling is a quick, easy, and flavorful way to prepare eggplant. All you need is a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and olive oil; a sprinkle of dried oregano, salt, and pepper; and sliced provolone cheese.
Recipe: Grilled Eggplant Provolone
- Becky Luigart-Stayner
Brown Rice Penne with EggplantJazz up pasta night by topping brown rice penne pasta with a eggplant-and-tomato sauce. Serve with a green salad and homemade garlic bread.
Recipe: Brown Rice Penne with Eggplant
- James Carrier
Eggplant Parmesan StacksTry this innovative twist on traditional eggplant parmesan, featuring baked eggplant and polenta rounds smothered with tomato sauce and cheese. Serve with piping hot breadsticks for a hearty meal.
Recipe: Eggplant Parmesan Stacks