Armenian Stuffed Eggplant (Imam Bayildi)
Served as an easy vegetarian side dish or entree, this eggplant will delight even the most picky eater. The eggplant becomes tender in the oven and absorbs the flavors of tomato, onion, and bell pepper for a wonderful Middle Eastern dish. I made this dish for Thanksgiving; it was a big hit with my Armenian grandmother! Serve with sides of tabuli salad, hummus, and a whole wheat pita. I hope you enjoy this taste of Armenia from my family to yours!
Roasted Eggplant and Bell Pepper Salad
This chilled roasted eggplant and bell pepper salad is a great side dish or an appetizer in the summer. Perfect for parties; just add a bowl of tortilla chips next to it. You can also serve this hot with grilled chicken or fish. Either way, it's delicious! Garnish with dill or parsley.
Italian Marinated Eggplant Antipasto
Thin slices of eggplant are lightly fried, then marinated in a mixture of fresh herbs, garlic, olive oil, and white wine vinegar 8 hours or overnight. Well worth the wait! Delicious as part of an antipasti platter.
This pan-fried eggplant recipe is a delicious way to use some eggplant, fresh or older! While it may say it serves four, you might want all this to yourself.
Italian Baked Eggplant with Parmesan (Parmigiana di Melanzane)
Eggplant parmigiana or eggplant Parmesan is one of the most popular and iconic vegetarian Italian dishes and this recipe is straight from Italy. Use ripe eggplant without seeds and salt them for 1 hour to remove the bitterness.
Eggplant Rolls with Bell Pepper Sauce
This is a vegetarian, low-carb, Greek-style recipe for rolled eggplant filled with the fresh flavor of mozzarella cheese and served with a fun, vibrant bell pepper sauce. Ideal as a starter for a vegetarian dinner party.
Vegan Eggplant Curry with Fresh Mint
Delicious eggplants are gently cooked with peppers, spring onions, and mint then simmered in coconut milk with curry to create this vegan curry. Best served over rice.
Caponata is a Sicilian dish with eggplant, zucchini, tomato, and peppers traditionally cooked in oil and vinegar and flavored with sugar, raisins, capers, olives, and pine nuts. It's tangy, sweet, crunchy, and salty all at the same time. Serve at room temperature as a side dish to grilled fish or as a starter on toasted bread. Store leftovers in fridge and reheat gently. It will taste even better the next day!
Here is a great recipe for moussaka, a Greek dish. It includes sliced eggplant baked in a ground beef sauce and then smothered in a thin white sauce.
Easy Fried Eggplant
An easy and quick way to prepare eggplant, and tasty too! I serve it with sliced fresh tomatoes, fresh green beans and bread and butter. An inexpensive meal from my childhood and still a favorite!
The beautiful ratatouille served up in the movie by the same name. Long and narrow vegetables work best. Serve over a bed of brown rice, couscous, pasta or other starch, or with crusty bread.