8 Outrageously Awesome Eggplant Recipes

Eggplants are healthy and delicious. Their thick but soft texture means they are the perfect dish for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. OMG, I love eggplant!

By: Jesse T / 22/10/2018

1. Open Eggplant Parmigiana with Rocket

Nothing says vegetarian comfort food like a tender eggplant parmigiana, layered with an easy tomato sauce and melting buffalo mozzarella.

2. Eggplant Rollatini with Ricotta Parmesan Filling

This dish is the perfect all-rounder. It has all the comfort factor of lasagne without the carbs, and is full of the deliciously cheesy Italian flavours that kids will love.

3. Charred Eggplant with Romesco Sauce and Hazelnuts

We’re nuts about eggplant, and you will be too when you taste this dish of chargrilled eggplant and zucchini with a robust, Spanish-style romesco sauce of capsicum and almonds. If it’s a warm night, grab a beer and head outdoors to the barbecue to cook your vegies.

4. Roasted Eggplant, Sweet Potato and Tomato with Sesame Yoghurt

Make the most of this season's fresh produce with this Moroccan inspired dish. Combining roasted veggies, salsa and a zesty sesame yoghurt, this mezze-style meal is a perfect easy spring evening dish.

5. Miso Pork and Eggplant with Sesame Soba Noodles

Miso, a Japanese fermented soy seasoning, marries beautifully with pork and roasted eggplant, instantly adding layers of earthy, nutty, sweet and salty flavours. Served on a bed of sesame-laced soba and topped with shredded cucumber and spring onion for freshness, this is one that the whole family will love.

6. Baked Eggplant Schnitzel with Tomato Sauce and Cucumber Salad

Our vegetarian remake of chicken schnitty features soft, baked eggplant with a crunchy panko crumb coating. Served straight from the oven with a warm chunky tomato sauce, fresh cucumber, fragrant basil and a little scattering of creamy feta, it’s all the flavour of the original just better for you.

7. Moroccan Beef and Eggplant Wraps with Coriander Yoghurt

Continue your weeknight global culinary tour with these Moroccan-inspired wraps. Baharat, a blend of seven spices beloved throughout the Middle East, is the star here, adding tempting flavour to quick-cook grass-fed beef mince and tender grilled eggplant. Wrap with grated beetroot, peppery rocket and coriander-laced yoghurt for fast, fresh summer fare.

8. Chicken and Eggplant Korma with Brown Rice and Soft-Boiled Egg

Featuring a special blend of 11 different spices, Patak's korma paste weaves its magic in this easy but oh-so-moreish chicken curry. Traditionally, korma is a dish that's enriched with plenty of cream but we've taken a leaner route, while sacrificing none of the flavour along the way. Mind you, chicken thigh has plenty of succulence and wedges of egg make a colourful, and sayisfying, garnish.

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