5 Delicious Ways to Enjoy Eggplant

December 15, 2023

One veggie that deserves a little more spotlight on our plates: eggplants.

This hearty Mediterranean staple is endlessly versatile, and easily soaks up whatever seasonings or sauces you like. Our Baby Eggplant variety is especially soft and meaty, with a more delicate flavor than your everyday eggplant.

Beyond their great taste, eggplants also offer fantastic health benefits: they’re low in fat and calories, and a great source of potassium that reduces risk of diabetes and heart disease.

If you're not sure how to incorporate this purple powerhouse into your meals, check out five delightful ways to enjoy eggplant that'll have you falling in love with this this veggie in no time:

  1. Grilled. Slice your eggplant, brush with a little olive oil, season, and place it on a hot grill. It gets beautifully charred and smoky, making it a delicious, nutritious addition to any summer BBQ.
  2. Stuffed. Hollow out an eggplant and stuff it with a mixture of veggies, grains, or even ground meat, then bake. Voilà—you’ve got a meal!
  3. Breaded. For a hearty dish, try breading and frying your eggplant slices. This way, you'll get a crispy exterior that perfectly complements the soft, creamy interior. Dip in marinara sauce for an Italian-inspired bite.
  4. Steamed. Looking for a lighter approach? Try steaming your eggplant. Serve it with a drizzle of soy sauce and a sprinkle of sesame seeds for an Asian-inspired flavor.
  5. Baked. Baking eggplant draws out its natural sweetness. Try cubing it, coat with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and bake it until it's deliciously caramelized. Add it to a salad, toss it with pasta, or simply serve it on its own.

Be sure to add our Baby Eggplants to your deliveries while you can—it’s only in season March through November! 

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