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Eggplant Meatballs From 'The VB6 Cookbook'

Serious Eats Kate Williams 2 comments

Hearty and versatile eggplant has got to be one of the best vegetable substitutes for meat. Mark Bittman uses the nightshade as the base for meat-less meatballs in his new VB6 Cookbook. Once baked, the tender "meatballs" are surprisingly flavorful (as long as you don't skimp on the salt), making it easy to forget that you may normally be eating beef. More

Roasted Vegetable and Goat Cheese Shooter's-Style Sandwich

Serious Eats J. Kenji López-Alt 5 comments

Roasted vegetables, caramelized onions, and goat cheese are packed into a hollowed out loaf of bread, wrapped tightly, and then pressed under heavy weights for several hours to pack all the flavors into a perfect, bite-height sandwich. More

The Best Baba Ganoush

Serious Eats J. Kenji López-Alt 9 comments

Rich, smoky, and creamy, our recipe for baba ganoush uses the salad spinner to concentrate flavor and a slow emulsion method for the ultimate in dippable texture. More

Eggplant "Ricotta" Stacks From 'Nom Nom Paleo'

Serious Eats Kate Williams 6 comments

This trio of eggplant, tomato, and ricotta cheese makes for a hearty, if not terribly exciting, twist on a caprese salad. Give the appetizer a Paleo twist, though, and the dish transforms into something far more interesting. Michelle Tam's recipe in her new cookbook, Nom Nom Paleo, pairs eggplant slices (coated in ghee and broiled) with thick tomato steaks, a balsamic and shallot reduction, and her own macadamia nut-based ricotta "cheese." More

Pasta With Rich and Hearty Mushroom Bolognese

Serious Eats J. Kenji López-Alt 20 comments

A rich and hearty mushroom, tomato, and red wine ragù perfect for a cold winter day. More

Spaghetti With Tomato Sauce and Pan-Fried Eggplant

Serious Eats Nick Kindelsperger 3 comments

At its base, this is just a simple spaghetti and tomato sauce recipe—a satisfying classic for sure, but not exactly the most exciting dinner of the week. But if you add a handful of crispy slices of pan-fried eggplants on top, along with a shower of parmesan cheese, and you have a meal with a variety of textures and some real heft. More

Andy Ricker's Kaeng Khiaw Waan Luuk Chin Plaa (Green Curry With Fish Balls and Eggplant) From 'Pok Pok'

Serious Eats Kate Williams Post a comment

Green curry was the first Thai food I remember eating. My parents would make it with jarred curry paste, coconut milk, green beans, potatoes, and chicken--I trust many of you are familiar with this meal. I loved this curry, and in fact still make it occasionally when the craving strikes. The green curry in Andy Ricker's Pok Pok cookbook is nothing like that curry. More

Vegetarian Maqluba (Rice Layered With Tomatoes, Eggplant, and Cauliflower)

Serious Eats Lauren Rothman 6 comments

This version of maqluba is a showstopper: a tall, golden savory cake filled to bursting with tender vegetables and crowned with yielding rounds of tomatoes. More

Ratatouille With Fried Eggs

Serious Eats Sydney Oland Post a comment

I love ratatouille. It's soft on the palate and easy on the stomach; served with a fried egg and some crusty bread, it makes for a simply, hearty brunch that could easily work as a light supper, as well. More

Ajvar (Serbian Roasted Red Pepper Sauce)

Serious Eats Joshua Bousel Post a comment

Red peppers and eggplant roasted over a wood fire give this sweet and tangy Serbian sauce a pleasing smokiness. More

Summer Stuffed Heirloom Tomatoes from 'The Vermont Farm Table Cookbook'

Serious Eats Kate Williams Post a comment

Tomatoes are still abundant this time of year in California. They're mostly big meaty specimens, taut with sweet juice. Tracey Medeiros offers an easy stuffed tomato recipe in her new book, The Vermont Table Cookbook. Instead of stuffing the tomatoes with a meat or bread-based stuffing, she fills them with other seasonal produce like yellow squash, zucchini, eggplant, and bell pepper, for a ratatouille-like melange of summer flavors. More

Eggplant with Spicy Tomato Sauce

Serious Eats Yasmin Fahr 5 comments

Tender eggplant slices slow cooked until deeply browned, served in a rich tomato sauce with feta cheese and parsley. More

Ratatouille Tian from 'The French Market Cookbook'

Serious Eats Kate Williams 5 comments

Is there a better summer dish than ratatouille? The Provençal classic makes use of some of summer's best bounty—tomatoes, eggplant, and zucchini—for an elegant, simple stew that can be served at any temperature, any time of day. This elegant version uses paper thin slices of each fresh vegetable. More

Easy Ratatouille with Chicken

Serious Eats Yasmin Fahr 5 comments

Tender chicken legs are simmered in a fresh summer vegetable ratatouille for this quick one-pot meal. More

Make-Ahead Sweet and Sour Stir-Fried Eggplant with Snap Peas and Basil

Serious Eats Suzanne Lehrer 4 comments

Inspired by the classic Chinese take-out, this vegetarian lunchbox takes the best elements of the sweet and sour staple—saucy glaze, tangy-sweet flavor—and leaves out the less make-ahead-friendly ones—gloppy leftovers, heaps of sugar. More

Italian Easy: Farro Salad with Lentils, Beans and Oven Roasted Vegetables

Serious Eats Deborah Mele 9 comments

Farro has a slightly nutty taste and a tender al dente texture that makes it ideal for salads. More

Braised Eggplant with Garlic and Basil

Serious Eats Cathy Erway 6 comments

Softened chunks of Asian eggplant braised with garlic, chilies, soy sauce and finished with a flourish of fresh basil for a satisfying yet easy summer dish. More

Spicy and Chunky Baba Ghanoush

Serious Eats Joshua Bousel 4 comments

Not your average baba ghanoush—grilled slices of eggplant give this dip a chunky texture, and a hefty portion of hot paprika adds spicy character. More

Caponata from 'River Cottage Veg'

Serious Eats Kate Williams Post a comment

Caponata is one of my favorite dippy things to whip out for summertime entertaining. A tangy sweet-and-sour melange of eggplant, tomatoes, and briny olives, the dish plays well with summer staples like grilled bread, grilled chicken, and grilled...well, anything. This version, from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's version in River Cottage Veg, calls for an ingredient that I'd never thought to include in my caponatas: chocolate. More

Spiced Shrimp and Eggplant Stir Fry

Serious Eats Denise D'silva Sankhe Post a comment

Shrimp and eggplant are a classic combination, contrasting the vegetable's mild, bitter edge with the sweet, faintly briny seafood. A blend of spices and hot chilies floods the dish with warm heat; coupled with roti or pilaf, it makes for a hearty, satisfying meal. More

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