July 19, 2016

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Grilled

Surprise! Yes, even the (soon-to-be-former) eggplant hater can enjoy eggplant on the grill. The key is balancing the smoky grilled eggplant with bright elements that play will with the vegetable's inherently bitter flavor. Top grilled eggplant with vibrant condiments like the salsas and such below, and taste the magic for yourself.

 

Try your hand at salsa-making with Grilled Baby Eggplants with Green Onion Salsa

 

Forget dairy and try the ricotta-like mixture in Eggplant Involtini with Grilled Ratatouille

 

 

And of course....

Eggplant Parmesan

This quintessential eggplant dish is a shining example of how this vegetable can become a crave-worthy, comfort food staple. This veg-based parm can take a variety forms--a rendition starting on the grill, the classic oven-baked casserole, or even served on a pizza. No matter the method, eggplant parmesan--with all its saucy cheesy goodness--is a mighty hard dish to dislike.

 

 

 

 

There are so many ways to whip up eggplant parmesan. I actually made it in the slow-cooker for the first time last year and loved it. It was crazy easy and made the whole house smell amazing for hours. If you need a hand on how to construct the classic, check out how we put this recipe together in the video below:

 

 

Are you a former eggplant hater who's seen the light? What are the best ways you've found to serve up this peak season favorite? Do you have any tips or tricks to whipping up the perfect eggplant parm? We'd love to hear about it in the comments below.