What Is an Easy Meatless Recipe Using Eggplant?

What Is an Easy Meatless Recipe Using Eggplant?

What Is an Easy Meatless Recipe Using Eggplant?

Easy meatless eggplant recipes include the recipe for grilled eggplant with basil vinaigrette from Saveur and the recipe for herb-roasted eggplant with tomatoes and feta from Epicurious. Both recipes have short ingredient lists, and the preparation of each dish requires very little hands-on time.

To make grilled eggplant with vinaigrette, combine 4 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil, 1 tablespoon of white wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon of soaked and drained salt-packed capers, 20 basil leaves and 1 garlic clove in a blender. Season with salt and black pepper, and thoroughly blend the mixture to make a vinaigrette. Cut 2 large eggplants into 1/4-inch-thick bite-sized pieces. Grill the eggplant for approximately three minutes on each side or until all the pieces are golden brown and tender. Serve the eggplant on a plate, and douse them with the vinaigrette.

To prepare herb-roasted eggplant with tomatoes and feta, dice 1 3/4 pounds of eggplant, and quarter 4 large plum tomatoes. Toss the eggplant and tomatoes with 3 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of sherry vinegar on a sheet pan. Scatter 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh oregano over the vegetables, and season with salt and pepper. Roast the mixture at 450 F for approximately 40 minutes, stirring the ingredients every now and then. When the eggplants soften and develop a golden-brown hue, transfer the mixture onto a plate, and garnish with 1/2 cup of crumbled feta and 2 teaspoons of chopped fresh oregano.