Eggplant, which is also known as aubergine is a species of the night shade. The edible fruit is very commonly known as brinjal in India and is widely used in cooking by many people. There are many people who do not like the fruit because of its bitter taste, but the benefits of the fruit overcome all the taste and texture of the fruit.
As per the research, there is the presence of nasunin, an antioxidant in the peels of the fruit that not only protects the cells of the human brain but also comprises of many other vitamins and minerals. Sometimes, the fruits do taste bitter but if used properly in cooking, the taste of eggplant can easily be overcome with the help of other fruits and sometimes fusion.
In the blog below, there is a mention of different delicious five vegan eggplant recipes that every person must try.
For an eggplant pizza all that you need is:
- 1 eggplant
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- Tomato paste
- Italian seasoning
- Tomatoes and garlic
Firstly, slice the eggplants into a disc shape and rub olive oil over them and also sprinkle some salt and pepper on them as per the taste. Bake them for about 20 minutes at 400 degrees and then flip the eggplants. After flipping, add the tomato paste, pile some tomatoes and top it with some Italian seasoning and cheese. Bake it again. Ready to eat!
Roasted Eggplant Special
Roasting the eggplant is one of the easiest and most delicious vegan recipes. All that you need is:
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
Cut the eggplant into small pieces and sprinkle salt and pepper on them and then put them in an oven to bake them. By doing just three simple steps, the fruit transforms into the soft, rich and smoky taste. You can even mix them into the salad and enjoy it.
It might sound very strange to make a dip out of the eggplant, but it is very tasty and also health beneficial. Once you finish cooking the eggplant, all that you need to do is scoop out the entire flesh of the eggplant and separate it with the inside fruit.
After separating, you can either mash or puree the inner fruit and convert it into a delicious dip for your different vegan dishes. It is very interesting to know that the eggplant comprises of thick and creamy texture that makes the dip not only healthy but a delight to enjoy.
For the tasty eggplant chips all that you need is:
- Thinly sliced eggplant
- Olive oil
- Cayenne powder
First, cover the thinly sliced eggplant with salt and soak in a bowl for one hour. Soaking the eggplants is necessary as it will help in reducing the bitterness of the fruit when you cook it. After soaking, drain the entire water from the eggplant and dry every slice of the fruit in such a way that no water droplet is on the chip.
In a different bowl, mix the olive oil, paprika and turmeric, cayenne powder and some salt (as per the taste). Apply the oil paste on both the sides of the dry eggplant chip. Lastly, keep the chips to bake in a preheated oven until the chips turn golden brown and crispy. Enjoy them with the dip!
The perfect blend of white beans and eggplant make a chunky consistency and is a truly satisfying dish for everyone. For the nutritious eggplant soup, all that you need is:
- One eggplant
- Butter or olive oil
- One chopped onion
- Two cans white beans
- 3 Tbsp. Lemon juice
Firstly cut the eggplant lengthwise and then keep them in a preheat oven to bake until they turn extremely soft. On the other hand, melt some butter in a sauce pan and sauté the onions until they turn golden brown. Add the beans and the liquid to the sauté onions and bring the mixture to simmer.
Cook the mixture until the eggplant is completely ready. Then, scoop out the entire eggplant from its flesh and add it to the mixture and simmer it for about two minutes. Sprinkle some salt, pepper and lemon juice. Enjoy your healthy soup!
Eggplant is one of the most beneficial fruits that everyone should include in their diets, and if you are not including, then you should start doing so. The taste of the fruit is sometimes bitter, but with the natural detoxification and following the above mentioned healthy and easy recipes, the taste of the fruit can be avoided completely. Eat healthily, feel healthy!