In this collection of 14 delicious eggplant dishes, we offer easy eggplant recipes – including dips, pastas and elegant towers – to serve at your next gathering.
Caponata is a Sicilian sweet-and-sour eggplant relish or salad often served as part of an antipasto platter. It can also be spooned onto toasted baguette slices or used as a base sauce for pasta.
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In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; brown sausages, in batches. Transfer to slow cooker.
Drain fat from skillet. Add onion, garlic, ce...
Look for fresh mozzarella and bocconcini cheeses in sealed bags or tubs of water at deli counters. For a delicious splurge, use buffalo mozzarella, a flavourful fresh mozzarella made from water-buffalo milk.
Grilling the vegetables before baking gives them a subtle smokiness that makes this casserole special. For extraordinary results, use fresh mozzarella (the kind stored in water at Italian delicatessens and cheese shops).
Cut eggplant in half lengthwise. Cut top off garlic to expose cloves. Place both, cut side down, on greased baking sheet. Roast in 425°F (220°C) ove...
Creamy and rich with colourful vegetables, this pasta is terrific. You can assemble the dish ahead of time to pop in the oven when the group gets together. Use a thick, good-quality pasta sauce.
This chunky, richly flavoured sauce heats up well again as leftovers. If you like it spicy, add a pinch of hot pepper flakes.
Commercial Thai curry paste is generally made with fish sauce or shrimp, ingredients not on the list of edibles for most vegetarians. If fish is part of your vegetarian diet, substitute fish sauce for the salt. A curry is a great place to add or substitute favourite vegetables; broccoli, mushrooms or squash would all be great.
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Grill up kabobs as a side dish for a vegetarian meal (such as chickpea burgers) or to serve with grilled meat or fish. Use either basil pesto or sun-dried tomato pesto. No pesto? Add 1/4 cup (50 mL) minced fresh basil (or 1 tsp/5 mL dried) to the butter.
This breaded zucchini-eggplant sandwich is inspired by a Saturday morning favourite at Carousel Bakery in Toronto's St. Lawrence Market.
From the Hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens comes this definitive casserole featuring eggplant and potatoes. The cheese of choice is kefalograviera (or graviera) made from a mixture of cow, goat and sheep's milk. A good substitute is Gruyere.
Chunky vegetables in a tomato sauce fills these tasty calzones, which even meat eaters will enjoy. Whole wheat pizza dough boosts fibre and protein. The ratatouille sauce is also great served over pasta for a quick vegetarian dinner.
Cut eggplant into 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick slices; sprinkle with salt. Let stand in colander until moisture seeps out, about 10 minutes. Pat dry with pap...
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