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30 Amazing Vegan Eggplant Recipes

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A collection of 30 incredibly delicious Vegan Eggplant Recipes from some of the best food bloggers out there. Vegan, dairy-free, plant-based, and gluten-free!

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It’s hard not to love eggplant (also known as aubergine)! It can be incredibly tender, incredibly crispy, or both at the same time. It also has a neutral flavor palette that picks up whatever flavors you choose to use in a dish. I had to pay homage to this lovely fruit (yes, it’s technically a fruit!) with this round-up of some amazing healthy and delicious Vegan Aubergine Recipes. Enjoy!

30 Vegan Eggplant Recipes

Aubergine Curry
A super creamy Aubergine Curry packed with perfectly balanced flavors and a touch of spice. This filling and comforting eggplant curry is certain to satisfy your comfort food cravings! Vegan and gluten-free.
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a pot of aubergine curry garnished with cilantro and pickled onion
Air Fryer Eggplant
Easy, healthy and delicious Air Fryer Eggplant made with a simple spice blend. This air fried eggplant has a deliciously smoky flavor and tender, yet crisp, texture.
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Roasted eggplant in an air fryer.
Mutabal-Middle Eastern Eggplant Dip – Sabrina Currie
This yummy mutabal is creamy, garlicky, slightly smoky and sooo tasty. A quick and easy dip for an appetizer or side. (Gf, and vegatarian)
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Crispy Aubergine with a Hot, Sweet and Sour sauce – Circus Gardener
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Middle Eastern Stuffed Aubergines/Eggplants – Little Sunny Kitchen
Stuffed aubergines cooked the Middle Eastern way in tomato sauce. This is a vegan version as they’re stuffed with rice, veggies, spices and no meat!
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Beet Baba Ganoush Recipe (Roasted Eggplant Dip) – Babaganosh
Beet Baba Ganoush recipe. This delicious, healthy Roasted Eggplant Dip with Beets is a gorgeous appetizer or spread for sandwiches and wraps.
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Plant Based Vegan Stuffed Roasted Eggplants – Sprouting Zen
Vegan roasted eggplants stuffed with quinoa, mushrooms, and multi-colored carrots topped with a delicious simple cashew sauce. Oil free and gluten free.
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Pickled Eggplant (Pickled Aubergines) – Christina’s Cucina
Pickled eggplant or pickled aubergines are a typical Italian antipasto. They are perfect alongside salami and cheese, but fabulous in a sandwich, too.
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Eggplant Pizza – The Urben Life
These eggplant pizza bites are dairy-free, vegan, and low-carb! Each slice is topped with pizza sauce, plant-based cheese, and fresh basil.
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Aubergine Fries with Spicy Tomato Dip – Attachment Mummy
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Baingan Bharta / Chokha or Indian Eggplant Curry – Enhance Your Palate
Authentic Baingan Bharta / Chokha or Indian Eggplant Curry recipe enhanced by addition of red bell peppers and other ingredients.
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Persian Roasted Eggplant Salad – Veggie Desserts
This Persian Roasted Eggplant Salad is full of delicious flavor. It’s served on spiced quinoa and lentils with a tahini dressing, pomegranate and mint.
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Vegan Eggplant Rollatini – Vegan Huggs
This Vegan Eggplant Rollatini is a great meal for summer. It’s light, yet satisfying and it’s brimming with char-broiled flavor. Plus, it’s easy to make and requires simple ingredients.
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Melitzanosalata – A Greek Eggplant Dip – Greedy Gourmet
Melitzanosalata is a traditional Greek eggplant dip recipe comprising broiled eggplants that have been blitzed with mediterranean flavours. Click here!
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Za’atar Roasted Eggplant Lentil Salad with Sundried Tomatoes – The Healthful Ideas
Delicious eggplant lentil salad with sundried tomatoes, capers, and arugula. Dressed with a simple za’atar vinaigrette. (vegan, GF)
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Vegan Moussaka {gluten free, dairy free} – Delicious Everyday
This vegan moussaka is Greek comfort food at its finest. It’s loaded with flavor from layers of roasted eggplant, fluffy mashed potatoes, nutrition-packed lentils and chickpeas, and a creamy vegan Bechamel sauce. Dig in!
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Spanish Eggplant Salad – A delectable salad from Cook Eat World
This Spanish Eggplant Salad is a rich, luxurious chunky, sweet, tart and smoky treasure. A taste of Spain in every mouthful. Get the recipe here.
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Spanish Eggplant Salad - A delectable salad from Cook Eat World
Easy Instant Pot Ratatouille – Flavor the Moments
Instant Pot Ratatouille is the quick and easy way to prepare ratatouille! It’s healthy, flavorful and on the table in about 30 minutes!
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Chinese Eggplant in Garlic Sauce – Oh Snap! Let’s Eat!
I love Stir Fry Chinese Eggplant in Garlic Sauce! This Chinese recipe is gluten free, vegetarian, vegan and there’s a paleo option!
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Lebanese Moussaka Stew [Maghmour] – Masala Herb
Easy Lebanese Moussaka stew, prepared in one pan. Make this flavor-packed eggplant and chickpea vegan dinner meal with my quick how to video.
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Vegan Eggplant Parmesan (Gluten-Free, Allergy-Free) – Strength and Sunshine
Easy Vegan Eggplant Parmesan recipe is gluten-free, allergy-free, quick to prepare! Crispy air fried eggplant slices, baked with homemade sauce & cheese!
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Eggplant in Garlic Sauce Recipe (Plant-Based, Oil-Free) – Go Dairy Free
Eggplant in garlic sauce makes a simple, healthy, flavorful, Chinese-inspired dish. It’s vegan, plant-based, and great as a main or side.
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Lebanese Eggplant and Chickpea Stew – Quite Good Food
Maghmour is a boldly flavoured Lebanese vegetable stew with plenty of garlic and spice, tender fried eggplant, chickpeas and the deep, musky flavour of dried mint.
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The Best Sicilian Eggplant Caponata – Ethically Living
This Sicilian eggplant dish makes for a quick and easy lunch or dinner. Rich, tangy and delicious. It is ready in under 45 minutes.
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Zaalouk – Moroccon Vegan Eggplant/Brinjal Recipe – Cookilicious
Zaalouk is a simple yet delicious Mediterranean vegetarian recipe, prepared with smoked eggplants & Moroccan spices. Serve it as a vegan dip, salad, or side!
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Zaalouk - Moroccon Vegan Eggplant/Brinjal Recipe - Cookilicious
Roasted Eggplant Pate – Eating Works
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Eggplant Red Lentil Dhal (Vegan) – Upbeet Kitchen
A delicious, nourishing vegan red lentil dhal made with simple ingredients that’s perfect for chilly fall and winter days. Happy Monday! I hope your weekend was great. I’m actuall…
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Georgian Eggplant Rolls with Walnuts – Happy Kitchen
These Georgian Eggplant Rolls With Walnut Filling are a delightfully simply, healthy vegan appetizer. Made with 3 ingredients and some spices
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Plant-Based Collard Green Wraps with Millet & Veggies – Nutriciously
The healthiest plant-based wraps you can imagine! These vegan collard green wraps are the perfect portable & filling lunch and incredibly easy to make.
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Eggplant Stuffed with Miso Quinoa – Sharon Palmer, The Plant Powered Dietitian
Eggplants make the perfect, purple vessels for this completely plant-based (vegan), gluten-free Eggplant Stuffed with Miso Quinoa.
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: Vegan
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 19 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Kristen Wood


  • 1 medium-sized eggplant sliced into 1" cubes
  • 1 tablespoon olive or avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt or pink salt


  • Preheat air fryer oven to 400°F.
  • Prepare eggplant by slicing and discarding the leafy top. Slice eggplant vertically then slice each halve vertically again. Then slice horizontally into 1" cubes.
  • Place the eggplant in a mixing bowl. Drizzle with oil, then sprinkle with garlic powder, paprika and salt. Toss to coat.
  • Place the eggplant into air fryer basket or try. Air fry for 14 minutes or until tender and a fork pierces through easily.
  • Enjoy!


Serving: 1portion | Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 294mg | Potassium: 271mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 149IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg

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