Eggplants Side Dishes

May 05, 2023 ByClaire Miles

The best vegetable is eggplant since it can be used in various ways. It’s a lean meat alternative, and it can withstand being grilled, fried, or baked and tastes excellent when sautéed, stewed, or roasted for ratatouille or a nutritious dip. Bonus: Using these basic eggplant meals and cooking techniques as a starting point will make learning how to prepare eggplant quite simple. Don’t scrimp on the ingredients or anything else you’re putting into the eggplant because it absorbs the flavors it mixes with and intensifies the taste.

The eggplants are roasted at high heat in this Asian-inspired dish of roasted eggplant with miso and sesame seeds, creating a crisp outside and a luscious interior. Its salty, umami flavor is enhanced by the creamy miso dressing, which is guaranteed to be a hit. For an effortless and attractive supper, serve it with meat or fish. The Baigan Chokha is made from eggplant, one of those plants that entirely thrives in the hot heat. The eggplant is grilled or broiler-blasted for maximum smokiness in this Trinidadian recipe, and the flesh is combined with tomatoes, onions, and fried garlic. With a nice large stack of roti, serve.

In place of the typical breading, you’ll use a zesty combination of ground almonds and Parmesan cheese in this gluten-free baked eggplant parm dish. Afterward, you’ll stack cheese and sauce on top of the baked eggplant slices rather than frying them. In the well-known Filipino meal called Tortang Talong, the eggplants are thoroughly blackened before being battered with eggs and fried until they are smokey, creamy, and filling. Serve Tortang Talong with a bowl of rice and fish sauce as a side dish or as the main course.

This recipe for a classy eggplant tart is simple, tasty, and fresh. Every bite is brightened by the small slices of lemon and the way the thinly sliced eggplant melts into the buttery pastry. Did we also include the feta slices? This delectable tart is the highlight of any dinner gathering when served as a vegetarian main dish or cut into bite-sized squares as an appetizer. Additionally, you can sample the eggplant Panzanella, an Italian salad with pieces of delectable grilled bread.