15 Easy Eggplant Recipes

Whether you call them eggplant or aubergines, make the most of this versatile fruit with these recipes and tips


Nic Watt's miso eggplant. Picture / Supplied

Miso Eggplant with Ginger and Sesame by Masu's Nic Watt

Moroccan Sprouted Buckwheat Salad with Preserved Lemon, Toasted Almonds and Eggplant Cubes

Pan-fried Fish with Honeyed Eggplant and Tomato Coulis

Aubergine Skewers with Mozzarella and Tomato

Cauliflower Pizza with Aubergine Topping (above)

Fish Parmigiana with Aubergine

Lamb Chops with Eggplant, Feta and Anchovies

Aubergine and Chickpea Curry

Tomato and Mozzarella Salad with Crumbed Eggplant (above)

Smoky Eggplant and Macadamia Nut Dip

Eggplant Medley

Barbecue Aubergine salad

Grilled Aubergine with Chickpea Mash (above)

Vegetable Pinwheels with Eggplant

Baked Chicken with Tomatoes, Aubergine and Olives


Eggplant Tips:

  • Look for shiny skin and a firm feel, so the seeds will be small. Don't buy if they are wrinkly and dull.
  • If left too long in a fruit bowl or the fridge the seeds will become bigger and the flavour bitter.
  • Salting is not essential, but it does increase the intensity of flavour.
  • When barbecuing, don’t worry if they start to go wrinkly. Prick them to allow the smoky flavour to get right through.

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