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Eggplant Recipes That'll Make This Summer More Delicious

Eggplant gets a bad rap. Let us set the record straight.
07/26/2012 09:02am ET | Updated December 6, 2017

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Photo credit: Minimalist Baker, Half Baked Harvest, The Woks Of Life

We never met an eggplant we didn't like, but we know it's been a tougher road for some people. If you've ever referred to eggplant as spongy, slimy or bland, you are doing something wrong -- this amazing member of the nightshade family is probably one of the most versatile ingredients we can think of.

What eggplant does best is soak up the flavors of whatever you cook it with. If you make sure its surroundings are delicious, the eggplant will be delicious as well. It's just that simple. Use that knowledge with these recipes below and finally understand the greatness that is eggplant.

1
Italian Turkey and Tomato Basil Eggplant Roll Pasta Bake
Half Baked Harvest
2
Chez Panisse Eggplant, Caramelized Onion and Tomato Pasta
Alexandra Cooks
3
Quinoa Stuffed Eggplant With A Roasted Garlic Raita
Adventures in Cooking
4
Baba Ganoush
Slim Palate
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5
Chinese Stuffed Eggplant
The Woks Of Life
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6
Roasted Garlic Eggplant Lasagna Boats With Spicy Italian Chicken Sausage
Half Baked Harvest
7
Eggplant String Bean Stir-fry
The Woks Of Life
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8
Zucchini & Aubergine Tart
Mimi Thorisson/Manger
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9
Eggplant Involtini
Alexandra Cooks
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10
Stuffed Miso Eggplant
Steamy Kitchen
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11
Creamy Eggplant And Caramelized Onion Dip
Minimalist Baker
12
Roasted Eggplant with Cilantro-Almond Salsa
Caroline Wright/Food52
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13
One Pot Eggplant Pasta
Minimalist Baker
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14
Rustic Eggplant Moussaka
Feasting at Home
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15
Sichuan Eggplant
Simply Recipes
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16
Baingan Bhaja
Veg Recipes of India
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17
Vegan Eggplant Parmesan
Minimalist Baker
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18
Egg And Eggplant Sandwich
fiveandspice/Food52
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19
Eggplant Fries
Use Real Butter
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20
Sautéed Eggplant With Honey And Thyme
A Spicy Perspective
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21
Eggplant Parmesan Bites with Marinara Dipping Sauce
Just A Taste
22
Yotam Ottolenghi's Sweet Corn Polenta With Eggplant Sauce
James Ransom/Food52
23
Eggplant Dip With Yogurt (Borani-e Bademjan)
James Ransom/Food52
24
Eggplant Parmesan
James Ransom/Food52
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25
Roasted Kale And Eggplant Tapenade
alasully/Food52
26
Eggplant Caviar on Grilled Bread
Alexandra Cooks
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27
Baba Ganoush With Toasted Pine Nuts
Food52
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28
Baked Eggplant Fries With Goat Cheese Dip
Gourmande In The Kitchen
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29
Roasted Eggplant Bruschetta
Bev Cooks
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30
Grilled Eggplant And Zucchini Salad With Feta, Chickpeas And Mint
Cookin' Canuck
31
Burnt Eggplant with Za’atar Flatbread
Alexandra Cooks
32
Eggplant Parmesan Panini
Annie's Eats
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33
Baked Eggplant Parmesan Stacks
bell'allimento
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34
Sea Salt and Tomato Vinegar Eggplant Fries
In Sock Monkey Slippers
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