Excellent Eggplant

Pick an eggplant that’s glossy, firm and feels heavy for its size, and press its flesh lightly. If the indentation springs back, it’s ripe!

1. Smoky Eggplant with Pine Nuts & Urfa Pepper

Puree eggplant into a smoky dip - no grill required!

2. Eggplant Chips with Cilantro Pesto

Munch on Eggplant Chips dipped in Cilantro Pesto. High-fiber, low carb and vegetarian, this a nibble you can feel good about.

3. Eggplant And Red Pepper Terrine

Layer eggplant and roasted red peppers with mozzarella cheese for a gluten-free terrine that can replace lasagna!

4. Stir-Fried Tamarind Eggplant Recipe

Add flavor to your eggplant stir fry with tamarind, traditionally used in Southeast Asian and Latin American cuisine.

5. Spaghetti with Eggplant and Tomato

Enjoy a bowl of pasta that’s high in fiber and antioxidants with a typical Italian sauce made from tomatoes, eggplant and basil.

6. Sumac-Spiced Eggplant Schnitzel Recipe

Your eggplant is about to get schnitzeled” — coated and fried in a delicate mix of breadcrumbs, cheese and herbs.

Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com!

This post was created by a member of BuzzFeed Community, where anyone can post awesome lists and creations. Learn more or post your buzz!

  Your Reaction?

    Starting soon, you'll only be able to post a comment on BuzzFeed using a Facebook account or via our app. If you have questions or thoughts, email us here.

    Now Buzzing