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24 excellent eggplant recipes

Make eggplant the star of your dish for healthy, delicious and filling family meals.

This humble veg is a go-to for vegetarian recipes, making a satisfying substitute for meats. However, eggplant can complement a variety of dishes, especially those with a Middle-Eastern twist. Here, we've pulled together our favourite eggplant recipes for your inspiration. You'll find everything from stuffed and baked eggplants, which are full meals in themselves, to hearty curries and stews. For something lighter, check out our eggplants stacks and healthy salads. Enjoy!
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    Roasted eggplant with spiced lamb

    Silky eggplant and crunchy cauliflower topped with spiced minced lamb - delish! This dish is a stand out winner for a quick and easy midweek dinner. And it's great for diabetics.

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    Eggplant parmigiana "meatball" subs

    These eggplant parmigiana "meatball" subs are a delicious vegetarian alternative to traditional meatballs. Healthy, wholesome and full of flavour - even meat-lovers will be in food heaven!

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    Eggplant ma po tofu

    Feed the family with this eggplant ma po tofu - tasty, wholesome and full of authentic Asian flavours!

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    Eggplant and mushroom pasta pot pies

    Sink your fork through a buttery, golden crust to reveal the delicious, hearty centre of this eggplant and mushroom pie. We've added pasta pieces into the filling for extra texture, flavour and comfort!

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    Baked eggplant

    Wholesome, hearty whole baked eggplants - a healthy yet delicious option for dinner tonight!

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    Eggplant, kale and lentil salad

    This delicious salad is packed full of flavour and textures, proving that healthy lunches don't have to taste boring. You'll love the combination of flavours and sweet pomegranate dressing.

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    Satay tofu and eggplant

    Quick and tasty, this flavoursome satay tofu and eggplant stir-fry is packed full of goodness. It can be ready in no time at all for delicious weeknight dinner.

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    Eggplant and potato curry

    This wholesome and fragrant vegetable curry can be dished up anytime as a family dinner side, when entertaining guests or as meal in its own right.

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    Stir-fried eggplant, tofu and mushrooms

    Feed the family with this fresh wholesome stir-fried eggplant, tofu and mushrooms - super quick and simple, and loaded with delicious Asian flavour!

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    Typically, caponata is an Italian side dish traditionally served with fish. While the capers add to its spectacular flavour and compliment seafood beautifully, it is also delicious simply served with crusty bread.

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    Moussaka stack with lemon-yoghurt dressing

    Like a deconstructed version of the classic Greek dish, these moussaka stacks with lemon-yoghurt dressing are lighter than the original, and just as tasty.

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    Classic moussaka

    Probably the classic dish of Greek cooking, moussaka is also excellent comfort food; savoury, spiced, creamy and delicious.

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    Eggplant crisps

    Few people can resist the temptation of freshly cooked vegetable crisps. While potato is the commonly chosen option, consider the humble eggplant. You'll be surprised how tasty these crispy morsels can be.

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