This list of yummy Vegan Eggplant Recipes (or Vegan Aubergine Recipes) is here to prove that eggplant is one vegetable not to pass on in your vegan meals.
In many vegan and vegetarian dishes, eggplant is often used as a meat replacement because of it’s texture and its ability to pick up flavours pretty nicely; it is such a versatile vegetable. However, if it’s not cooked well, it can be a pretty lackluster and tasteless dish.
But if cooked properly, eggplant is perhaps one of the tastiest vegetable to use in many vegan dishes.
As for the taste, eggplant picks up flavours pretty nicely. So, it’s really about the method of cooking with the right combination of spices and other ingredients.
There’s also the misconception that eggplant needs a lot of oil to cook right. In this video for Eggplant/Aubergine with Kalia Gravy and this one for Vegan Tikka Masala Curry, I’ve shown how to cook eggplant and get a creamy delicious texture with little to no oil, if you prefer.
I’ve put together this list of vegan eggplant recipes which are all are tasty mouthwatering vegan recipes.
There are dishes where eggplant is served on its own or incorporated in a dish — from rice to curries, soups and stews, snacks, condiments, and burgers which you can also make into meatballs!
You’ll find that older recipes on the blog used the term ‘aubergine’ instead of ‘eggplant’. I’ve been moving different countries since the creation of this blog. I’m originally more used to the term ‘aubergine’ which is the preferred term in Mauritius, the UK and Ireland. When I moved further west, in Northern America, I just decided to use the more widely used term: eggplant.
Interestingly, the term aubergine actually comes from the French word for eggplant. And while moving countries, I’ve come to learn about more words that are different within the English language depending on region. You might find it interesting to read about words that are different in the US and the UK. Coriander, for instance, is another term that took me a while to get used to saying ‘cilantro’, which is more widely used in the United States.
If my slight deviation of English terms hasn’t distracted you, let’s find some yummy eats from this list of Vegan Eggplant recipes not to miss out on.