A roundup of easy Vegan Eggplant Recipes (or aubergine), that are plant-based and gluten-free, so you can enjoy them without guilt! A perfect summer dish, like stuffed eggplant or curry is always a good choice if you want something flavorful, nutritious and slimming during those hot evenings.
Vegan Eggplant Recipes
1. Bean Eggplant Casserole
Do you need a super-quick, super-easy dinner recipe for you and your family? Look no further than this delicious eggplant casserole. Just add canned beans, diced tomatoes, and spices to your prepared eggplant. Smoked paprika and chili powder give this dish oodles of flavor!
2. Thai Basil Eggplant
This vegetable stir fry is packed with flavor. Loads of bell peppers and basil leaves complement the eggplant, but the real star of the show is the sauce. It features the rich Asian flavors of hoisin, soy, and chili sauces.
3. Eggplant Rollatini Stuffed with Couscous
Are you having trouble deciding between an Italian dish or Middle Eastern cuisine? Try this recipe that fuses the two into a delectable meal! Marinara sauce covers the eggplant wraps, which are filled with couscous and yummy toasted pine nuts.
4. Miso Glazed Eggplant Kebabs with Kale Seaweed Salad
Indulge in intense umami flavor with this take on a classic Japanese side dish. Cooking the eggplant in small pieces on a skewer allows the thick miso glaze to fully cover every bite, and the salad provides tons of nutrients without overpowering your taste buds with seaweed flavor.
5. Eggplant Shakshuka
This shakshuka recipe will be an excellent introduction for anyone not familiar with the cuisine of North Africa. A tofu scramble with tons of flavor sits on top of a thick tomato sauce packed with vegetables. Best of all, you can easily adjust this recipe to accommodate whatever vegetables you have on hand.
6. Eggplant Curry
Serve up some eggplant in this delicious, flavorful curry, and discover a new comfort food. Featuring garlic, ginger, cardamom, and coriander along with coconut milk, diced tomatoes, and turmeric this delightful dish will have your tastebuds doing a happy dance!
7. Stuffed Miso Eggplant
Chopped walnuts give a meaty texture to the stuffing of these enticing eggplant boats. The mild flavor of the raw walnuts allows the Japanese seasonings to take center stage. Piling a fresh salad on top adds a wonderful pop of brightness to both the taste and the look!
8. Chickpea, Tofu, and Eggplant Curry
If your family is like mine, you can never have too many curry recipes! The combination of bountiful flavors in this recipe will even turn the heads of those non-eggplant lovers in your life. With a cook time of a little over half an hour, this makes for a perfect weeknight meal!
9. Roasted Eggplant Mushroom Salad
The earthiness of mushrooms and toasted pine nuts combines with the savoriness of fresh thyme leaves and olive oil. This is all topped with a sweet drizzle of pure date syrup, making for an unforgettable starter salad or side dish. Even better, this recipe takes very little time to put together.
10. Moroccan Salad Bowl with Eggplant
Eggplant and zucchini keep company with a plethora of fresh, bright flavors in this wonderful salad. Cucumber, ripe olives, and cherry tomatoes integrate perfectly with chopped mint leaves, preserved lemon slices, and traditional Moroccan spices. Couscous and chickpeas round out the dish, leaving you satisfied.
11. Spinach Salad with Smoky Grilled Eggplant
You have probably never eaten a spinach salad that tasted as much like summer as this recipe does! The smoky goodness of grilled eggplant and smoked paprika join heaps of fresh herbs in this exquisite dish. Adding an easy home-made lemony dressing keeps the calories of this warm-weather treat low.
12. Low Carb Eggplant Bites
These gluten-free and low-calorie eggplant slices are coated in a delicious almond flour breading. Top them with a creamy almond sauce and whatever vegetables you choose. The fantastic combination of textures and flavors will put a smile on your face.
13. Garlicky Eggplant and Potatoes in Tomato Sauce
This potato and eggplant meal is proof of the idea that you can never use too much garlic! Curry powder and tomatoes round out the flavors that will make you come back to this easy weeknight dish again and again.
14. Eggplant and Chickpea Stew
If you enjoy Lebanese food or Greek moussaka as much as I do, you are in for a real treat with this meal. It is an authentic Lebanese stew called maghmour and is brimming with tomato, olive oil, and mint.
15. Eggplant Black Bean Potato Rollatini
If you are looking for an incredibly healthy and filling recipe to make for your family or guests, your search is over. These Italian-inspired roll-ups are mouth-wateringly delicious. They are not too difficult to make, and even look good on the plate.
16. Baked Eggplant with Garlicky, Spicy Lentils
Don’t let your baked eggplant be boring and lacking in flavor! Try this rich, flavorful recipe and add some fresh herbs to give your meal extra pizzaz! Prep time is very short, giving you plenty of time for other activities while your delicious food is baking.
17. Eggplant Spinach Quinoa Bowl
This one-bowl meal is super easy, super tasty, and super healthy! Instead of eating this meal right after making it, you can prepare it ahead of time and refrigerate it. Then you can have a delicious, feel-good lunch waiting for you in the fridge.
18. Baked Eggplant with Warm Quinoa Tabbouleh
When it is warm outside I crave something light and healthy to eat. This baked eggplant recipe fits the bill perfectly! Wild garlic pesto gives the eggplant extra flavor, and a quinoa tabbouleh salad brimming with cherry tomatoes, herbs, and spices completes the meal.
19. Roasted Eggplant Coconut Curry
One of the best parts about having eggplant in your curry is the way this spongy vegetable hungrily soaks up all the wonderful flavors of the dish. This particular recipe uses heaps of ground spices in creamy coconut milk to achieve that perfect curry essence.
20. Spicy Quinoa Stuffed Aubergine
If you are like me, you are always on the lookout for meals that taste just as good leftover as they do right out of the oven. This fantastic dish is wonderful the next day, either reheated or cold. Many of the components can be prepared ahead of time, making preparation even easier.
21. Sesame Eggplant Sushi
Are you tired of getting the same old vegan sushi rolls over and over again? Give this inventive recipe with its slightly charred, marinated eggplant filling a try instead. Like all sushi rolls, these take a bit of work, but the results are oh-so-worth-it!
22. Eggplant Teriyaki Stir-Fry with Tofu
Stir fry dishes live or die by their sauces. A salty, sweet teriyaki sauce made with balsamic vinegar is the perfect way to enliven an eggplant and tofu stir fry. Trust me, your family will beg you to make this meal again!
23. Sweet Potato Pizza with Roasted Eggplants
A crispy, tasty sweet potato pizza crust is an enticing vehicle for your perfectly roasted and seasoned eggplant slices. Some slightly charred red peppers and a flavorful pesto create a delectably healthy evening meal to eat by yourself or to share.
More tasty vegan Summer recipes for dinner:
- Zucchini recipes
- Summer dinner recipes
- 4th of July BBQ recipes
- Pasta salad recipes
What are *your* favorite Vegan Eggplant Recipes?
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