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Eggplant, aubergine, whatever you want to call it—we're just happy that this tasty veggie is season. It's incredibly versatile, delicious grilled, roasted, sauteed, or pureed; it's hearty enough to bulk up a plate, yet just as delicious in a light salad. Eggplants are great for soaking up flavor in any dish, but at their peak, are perhaps best enjoyed simply, maybe grilled with a dash of salt and pepper and a drizzle of olive oil.

To celebrate, here are some recipes to try starring the eggplant.

Recipes

Charred Eggplant and Tomatoes with Harissa and Mint
Vegetable Terrine
Anellini alla Pecorara
Soba Noodles with Eggplant and Mango
Roasted Eggplant Salad with Saffron Yogurt
Vegetable Terrine
Lentil and Eggplant Chili Mole
All-American Eggplant Parmesan
Roasted Tomato and Eggplant Soup
Sichuan Style Braised Eggplant
Baba Ghanoush

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