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Aubergine recipes - 43 recipes

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Aubergines, or eggplant in America and Australia, are a summer vegetable, low in fat and bursting with vitamins and minerals. Aubergine recipes are a healthy choice and an important vegetable to have in your diet and it is said that aubergine can actually help to reduce weight.
Aubergines are of Indian origin and also cultivated in south and east Asia. The deep purple aubergine is the most common variety imported to Britain and Ireland and you will find endless aubergine recipes to choose from. Don’t be put off by the bitter flavour when this vegetable is raw, once roasted, fried or baked, aubergines become juicy and tender with a rich, tasty flavour. Aubergine is extremely versatile and lends itself to the preparation of delicious dishes, rolls, dips, curries or can be cooked by itself: discover our recipe ideas for aubergine!

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By kenzofish

Rate this recipe 4.1/5 (20 Votes)
Eggplant Caponata 1 Picture
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Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget

  • 1/2 cup virgin olive oil
  • 1 large Spanish onion
  • chopped in 1/2-inch dice
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 3 tablespoons currants
  • 1 tablespoon hot chili flakes
  • plus extra for garnish
  • 2 medium eggplant
  • cut into 1/2-inch cubes (to yield 4 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves or 1/2 teaspoon
  • 1/4 cup basic tomato sauce
  • recipe follows
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 5 sprigs mint
  • chopped
  • 1 baguette
  • sliced into 3/4-inch rounds and toasted on grill or in oven

See this recipe

In a large 12 to 14-inch saute pan, over medium heat, heat the olive oil until hot but not smoking

Top rated Aubergine recipes

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Full of vegetables, this ratatouille will rock your socks

  • 1 Onion (Peeled and Chopped)
  • 1 Clove of Garlic (Peeled and Crushed)
  • 1 Small Aubergine (Diced)
  • 1 Green Pepper (De-seeded and Chopped)
  • 1 Courgette (Sliced)
  • 2 Cans Chopped Tomatoes
  • 10ml Oil (any type is suitable)
  • 1 Handful Fresh Basil
3.7/5 (173 Votes)

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Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy free, Gluten free

  • 3 medium aubergines
  • 1 mild red chilli
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/ tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1/2 small onion - thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove - crushed
  • 1 tbsp chopped chives
  • Salt
3.3/5 (191 Votes)

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Heat oven to 200°C for a fan oven or 180]C/gas mark 6

  • 3 red peppers
  • 2 aubergines
  • 8 tbsp olive oil
  • plus a dash for baking
  • 1 small tin tomato sauce
  • Equal quantity white sauce as tomato sauce
  • 300g fresh pack lasagne sheets
  • 125g mozzarella
  • Half a dozen cherry tomatoes
  • halved
3.6/5 (151 Votes)

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Vegetarian, Dairy free, Gluten free

  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • chopped
  • 1 green pepper- halved seeded & finely chopped
  • 1 red pepper - halved seeded & finely chopped
  • 1 aubergine - diced
  • 1 courgette -diced
  • 2 red tomatoes - peeled seeded & diced
  • 8 eggs
  • Salt
3.8/5 (134 Votes)

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Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy free, Gluten free

  • 3 aubergines
  • 3 cloves garlic - crushed
  • Salt
  • 4 tbsp tahini
  • 2 lemons - juiced
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 50g plain yoghurt (can use VBite range or alternative)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 bunch fresh parsley
3.5/5 (151 Votes)

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Tasty and super-healthy veg-fest

  • 1 tbsp red or green Thai curry paste
  • 1/2 can coconut milk
  • 500ml vegetable stock (reduced salt if possible)
  • 1 aubergine
  • diced
  • 100g spinach
  • chopped
  • 2 onions
  • chopped
  • 75g red lentils
  • 1 red + 1 yellow bell pepper
  • chopped
  • 1/2 tin garden peas
  • cooked brown rice + mango chutney or greek yoghurt to serve
3.4/5 (151 Votes)

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1. Put vegetable oil into a wok, add the green curry paste, cook over a low heat until the aroma develops

  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp green curry paste
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 300g of minced beef
  • 100g eggplant
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves
  • 2 chopped red peppers
4.2/5 (73 Votes)

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Heat the oven to 200C. Slice the aubergines thinly lengthways and lightly spray with 1-calorie oil on both sides

  • 1 calorie oil spray
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 aubergines
  • cut into thin slices lengthways
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • chopped
  • 300g spinach
  • 125g half-fat mozzarella
  • 150g tub ricotta
  • handful of parmesan
  • 400g cherry tomatoes
  • 2-3 salad onions
  • chopped
  • generous pinch of sage
  • generous pinch of ground nutmeg
  • pinch of sugar
  • salt and pepper
  • to taste
  • crusty bread and salad
  • to serve
4.4/5 (56 Votes)

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A warming, comforting dish, suitable for lazy Saturdays and times when you need an easy to prepare, simple, yet yum...

  • 1 Onion (Finely Sliced)
  • 4-6 Quorn Sausages
  • 2-3 Cans Whole Plum Tomatoes
  • 1 Tin Baked Beans
  • 1/2 Swede (Cubed)
  • 2 Carrots (Diced)
  • 1-2 Sticks of Celery (Sliced)
  • 1 Medium Potato (Cubed)
  • 1/2 Pepper (Diced)
  • 1 Small Courgette/Marrow/Squash (Chopped)
  • 1/2 Aubergine (Diced)
  • 3 Large Mushrooms (Sliced)
  • 1 Clove Garlic (Crushed)
3.6/5 (152 Votes)

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Like the ubiquitous hummus, this is a dish of indeterminate origins, it pops up, under a variety of names, from Tur...

  • 2 large aubergines (about 650g)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • plus a little extra
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • crushed
  • 3 tbsp chopped mint or flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tbsp pomegranate seeds (optional)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3.5/5 (109 Votes)

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