What to CookEggplant

14 Reasons Eggplants Are Our Favorite Nightshades

15 Save

If you like it, save it!

Save and organize all of the stuff you love in one place.

Got it!

If you like something…

Click the heart, it's called favoriting. Favorite the stuff you like.

Got it!

While not quite as divisive as cilantro, eggplant tends to be a love-it-or-hate-it vegetable. But those who love it know just how magic eggplant can be: It takes on any shape you want it to—grilled as rounds, creamy and melting as a dip, chopped and saucy in pasta—and whether you plan to put it in a curry, a casserole, or a pita, it'll turn out just right. Here's are 14 recipes to get you started:

Grilled Eggplant Agrodolce with Mint and Fresno Pepper by Sarah | strawberryplum



Spicy Eggplant Pasta by Gena Hamshaw



Escalivada (Catalan Roasted Vegetables) by Marian Bull


 More: You've got the eggplant. Here's how to prep it.


Yotam Ottolenghi's Sweet Corn Polenta with Eggplant Sauce by Genius Recipes



Fish Sauce-Simmered Eggplant (Nasu No Kaiyaki) by Nancy Singleton Hachisu



Pasta alla Norma (Eggplant and Tomato Pasta) by Emiko

Pasta alla Norma


Bhartha (Spicy Indian Eggplant) by Kendra Vaculin


 More: Can't decide where to start? Our team weighs in on their all-time favorite eggplant recipes.


Egg and Eggplant Sandwich by fiveandspice



Roasted Eggplant with Cilantro-Almond Salsa by CarolineWright



Vegan Lasagna with Roasted Vegetables by Gena Hamshaw



Barbara Kafka's Marinated Eggplant by Genius Recipes



Purnima Garg's Eggplant and Tomato Curry by luvcookbooks



Zhajiang Noodles with Eggplant by Madame Huang



Eggplant and Tomato Stew with Pomegranate Molasses by Louisa Shafia


Are you pro-eggplant, or do you steer clear? What your favorite way to eat them? 

Automagic Spring Menu Maker!
Automagic Spring Menu Maker!

Tags: Vegetable, Fall, Pickle & Preserve, Vegetarian, Farmers Markets, Lists