Is there someone in your life who doesn’t like eggplant? The fruit we treat as a vegetable has its haters. Here’s the thing: It’s prepared in so many ways by so many different cuisines that you’re bound to find a game-changer of a dish.
Take a trip via our Recipe Finder, starting in your own kitchen. As always, holler in the comments or via firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Eggplant Steaks With Salsa Verde. Garlicky oil flavors these “steaks,” which get topped with an Italian-style green sauce.
Fried Eggplant Rolls With Walnut-Garlic Filling (Badrijani Nigvzit). These flavorful vegan bites hail from the country of Georgia; they’re stuffed with an addictive garlicky walnut paste (which is also good on toast, ICYWW).
Cool Steamed Eggplant With a Garlicky Dressing (Liang Ban Qie Zi). We love the steaming technique used here — it makes the eggplant extra tender.
Eggplant and Cauliflower Masala Salad. This hearty salad is good warm, at room temp, or chilled, making it an ideal lunch bag candidate.
Jersey-Style Eggplant Parm. No breading of eggplant slices here; the recipe comes from chef Michael Friedman of All-Purpose Pizzeria in the District.
Sweet and Sour Eggplant. Thick eggplant slices turn almost custardy in the oven.
Spicy Chipotle Eggplant With Black Beans. The accompanying salsa negra is reason alone to make this recipe — you’ll want to use it on everything.
Roasted Eggplant With Miso Dressing. From a Spanish chef, even.