Aubergine, or eggplants, are such versatile vegetables. They can take on different textures and flavors depending on how you cook them and what you pair them with.
There are many wonderful ways to cook eggplant from rustic Italian dishes like caponata and veggie lasagne to chef inspired creations showcasing the beauty of the smooth skinned purple vegetable.
Below you'll find five recipes that highlight the unique flavor of eggplants. So step into the kitchen and get ready to have some fun with a variety of ways to cook eggplant.
Try this wonderfully rich and easy Italian vegetable dish for eggplant caponata that you can be served both warm and cold.
This vibrant looking vegan recipe for a healthy barbecue: layers of grilled peppers, eggplant and zucchini composing a colourful vegetable lasagna.
Chef Yoshikazu Ninomiya from restaurant Dengaku has created this elegant Japanese dish with meat, miso, foie gras and eggplant.
An inventive version of the Italian classic eggplant parmisan recipe, with zucchini and stracciatella cheese, by Chef Andrea Provenzani from Milan.
Tuna tartare recipe with caramelized eggplant and foie gras, a seafood appetizer by chef Roberto Okabe from Finger's restaurant in Milan.
For more fun ideas on what to do with eggplants, we suggest taking a look at these amazing eggplant carvings. They'll definitely give you an excuse to play with your food.