21 Healthy Vegan Eggplant Recipes | What To Do With Eggplants

Eggplants are a late-summer vegetable that may bring much-needed flavor to your dishes. Aside from that, eggplants are very versatile and quickly absorb various flavors, making them an ideal complement to your dishes. Eggplants are also a great option for vegans and those on a weight loss regimen because they are high in fiber, manganese, potassium, and vitamins. So, if you’re wondering what to do with the eggplants you have at home, I’ve got 21 healthy vegan eggplant recipes for you to try!

21. Baingan Bharta (Smoky Mashed Eggplant)

Baingan bharta is a popular Punjabi dish from the North Indian cuisine. It is made with a mash of roasted eggplant, onions, tomatoes, herbs and spices. The eggplants are roasted or grilled on direct flame or on red hot charcoal which gives them a smoky flavor and taste. I share a simply delicious family heirloom recipe that is not overloaded with spices so that the smoky flavors of the roasted eggplant and tanginess of the tomatoes come through in the dish.

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20. Roasted Eggplant

Roasted Eggplant is flavorful, delicious, and one of my all-time favorite low-carb side dishes. So easy to make, roasting eggplant results in perfectly tender and caramelized bite-size pieces perfect for dipping or tossing in your favorite pasta and salads.

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19. Miso Eggplant

A super quick, delicious delight, this traditional Japanese dish – nasu dengaku, or miso eggplant – is a vegan recipe that all the family will love. It’s packed full of flavor, simple to make and good for you.

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18. Instant Pot Eggplant Curry

You don’t have to hail from India to be a curry enthusiast and this Instant Pot Eggplant curry will make you love curries for how easy it is to prepare and how tasty it can be when you do it right.

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17. Eggplant Chutney (Vankaya Pachadi)

Eggplant chutney (vankaya pachadi) is a spicy and tangy condiment that is a perfect addition to a comforting meal. Eggplant also called by names aubergine, vankaya in south Indian language telugu is a purple hued fleshy vegetable that is fun to dish up a traditional condiment.

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16. Vegan Eggplant Rollatini

This Vegan Eggplant Rollatini is a great meal for your summer menu. It’s light, yet satisfying and it’s brimming with smoky flavor. Plus, it’s easy to make and requires simple, budget-friendly ingredients.

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15. Air Fryer Eggplant (Begun Bhaja)

Air fryer eggplant is an easy and delicious side dish made with just 4 ingredients. They are ready in less than 15 minutes and pair very well with your meals. Gluten-free, vegan and suitable for most dietary requirements.

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14. Air Fryer Curried Eggplant

Skip the restaurant and stay in tonight and make your favorite curried eggplant. This Air Fryer curried eggplant is crispy on outside, tender inside and loaded with curry flavor. One bite and you will be hooked! Plus since this recipe is air fried, you save on all the empty grease and oil.

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13. Air Fried Eggplant Slices

Baingan bhaja or begun bhaja is a savory Indian roasted aubergine dish made with sliced eggplants and spices. Check out this vegan, gluten-free, low-carb, air-fried sliced eggplant recipe.

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12. Air Fryer Eggplant Fries (No Breading, Keto, Gluten-free)

Eggplant is one of the most versatile, low-carb vegetables that many people don’t know how to cook. Here is a simple air fryer eggplant fries recipe that will make you fall in love with eggplant.

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11. Baked Ratatouille

Baked ratatouille is a naturally vegan, gluten free, low calorie French classic with stunning layered presentation made easy by using jarred pizza sauce.

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10. Eggplant Caponata

Eggplant Caponata is sweet and savory all in one bite as it combines eggplant, cherry tomatoes, onion, and olives that are mixed in a balsamic vinegar glaze. It is the perfect appetizer to share with friends.

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9. Grilled Eggplant Banh Mi Sliders

The classic Vietnamese sandwich made healthy, gluten-free, & vegan. Grilled Eggplant Banh Mi Sliders are a hearty, spicy, & veggie-packed recipe you can serve up for lunch, dinner, or a party!

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8. Turkish Imam Bayildi Recipe

Imam Bayildi is a classic Turkish dish. Roasted or fried eggplants are stuffed with a plant-based filling containing onions, tomatoes, a few herbs and basic spices. This is an incredibly easy yet tasty vegan recipe to make. You can even freeze it for future use!

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7. Air Fryer Eggplant

Easy, healthy and delicious Air Fryer Eggplant made with a simple spice blend. This air fried eggplant has a deliciously smoky flavor and tender, yet crisp, texture.

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6. Ratatouille [Low Carb, Paleo & Keto]

This recipe for low carb ratatouille is a delicious blend of roasted eggplant, onions, yellow squash and red bell peppers. It’s a healthy Keto side or main dish with just 108 calories and 2g net carbs per serving.

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5. Air Fryer Stuffed Eggplant / Bharwan Baingan

Air Fryer Stuffed Eggplant or Bharwan Baingan is a delicious dish made with baby eggplants stuffed with aromatic and flavorful spices. This is made in the Air Fryer, which gives them a wonderful crispy texture. You can enjoy it as an appetizer with chutney, with roti or paratha or as a side with lentils and rice.

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4. Baked Vegetable Stuffed Eggplant

Baked Vegetable Stuffed Eggplant is just the vegetarian meal-in-one you are looking for. It only takes a few minutes to prepare it. Then bake it while you sit back and relax. It’s such a wonderful alternative to meat that you will want to add this to your regular recipe repertoire.

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3. Ratatouille Stew Recipe

Ratatouille is a French vegetable stew prepared with zucchini, eggplant and tomatoes. This my families french recipe prepared in one pot.

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2. Roasted Aubergine and Cauliflower Curry (Easy)

Indian roasted aubergine and cauliflower curry is so delicious, easy to make and great for meal prepping. Featuring a thick gravy, a fantastic (yet simple) spice blend and creamy coconut. We bet you’ll be reaching for seconds before you know it. For even more aubergine (or eggplant) goodness, you may like to serve it with aubergine bhaji and some easy 3 ingredient roti.

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1. Olive Oil Fried Vegan Eggplant With Smoked Paprika And Basil

This vegan eggplant dish is incredibly delicious and packed with umami flavour from the garlic and chili. It’s also a dish you can make any night of the week that’s healthy, tasty and quick to prepare.

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