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10 Best Baby Eggplant Recipes to Try

If you’re a fan of eggplant, then I have some good news for you. There are plenty of delicious baby eggplant recipes for you to try. 

If you’re like me, you probably enjoy testing out new recipes, especially when they’re packed with nutritious veggies.

These baby eggplant recipes are exactly that. 

Roasted Baby Eggplant with Peppers, Lemon, Garlic and Parsley
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There are only 10 recipes listed here, but they’re the very best. They’re also my favorites, but you probably already guessed that. 

Still, I think you’ll find something here that suits your needs. So check them out and see which one you want to try first.

1. Grilled Baby Eggplant with Minted Yogurt and Pomegranate

This dish looks like something from a Food Network cooking show. It’s colorful, elegant, and unbelievably lovely.

Fortunately, it tastes as awesome as it looks.

The pomegranate arils and yogurt sauce aren’t just for show, either.

They give the dish a bright, sweet, tangy flavor that’s impossible not to love.

People might look at you a little funny the first time you bring these out.

Once they take that first bite, though, they’ll be all in.

As an appetizer or the main course, these baby eggplants are scrumptious.

2. Spiced Baby Eggplants

Do you prefer perfectly spiced to sweet and tangy?

Check out this simple, eight-ingredient recipe. (And most of those ingredients are seasonings.)

In fact, you probably have everything you need to make these right now, except for maybe the baby eggplant, of course.

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They’re crunchy, savory, and herby, the perfect side dish for practically anything.

3. Healthy Pan-Fried Baby Eggplant with Gremolata

You’ll appreciate these pan-fried eggplant halves if you love herbs and garlic.

They take a mere 15 minutes to whip up, and they taste phenomenal. 

They’re wonderfully buttery and have a robust, earthy flavor. As long as you use vegan butter, they’re also 100% vegan-friendly.

Vegan butter doesn’t negatively impact the taste. I promise.

4. Roasted Baby Eggplant with Stir Fry Sauce

Is hearty and saucy more your style? Roasted baby eggplant with stir-fry sauce has you covered.

It’s a sweet and spicy dish that tastes great on noodles or rice.

You can have it ready in about half an hour. It’s easy to make and will hit the spot if you’re craving Chinese takeout.

You can easily make it vegan with just a few tweaks. 

Despite its lack of meat, this dish is entirely filling. Even though you might want seconds, your stomach probably won’t need them.

Luckily, it tastes good as leftovers, too.

5. Roasted Baby Eggplant

Roasted baby eggplant is an excellent snack. If you want something healthy and not too high in calories, it’s hard to beat. 

Each serving has fewer than 50 calories and just one total carb. The taste and texture are both superb.

Once you top it with ricotta cheese, it becomes a real treat. 

Give it a try the next time you’re craving fries or a bag of greasy chips.

It’s a much more nutritious option that tastes just as good.

6. Roasted Baby Eggplant Poppers

Here’s another great recipe for roasted baby eggplant.

This one leaves off the ricotta, though you could add it if you want.

It’s a straightforward recipe that takes just 35 minutes to complete.

The eggplant has a light, zingy, and salty taste that’ll have you craving more.

Try these for a mid-day snack. Or whip them up for a healthy appetizer or finger food at any party or get-together.

Your friends won’t have to be vegetarian to enjoy them.

On the contrary, these are always a massive hit for everyone trying them.

7. Tamarind Roasted Baby Eggplant Salad

Don’t you just love colorful, beautiful food? I know I do. If it looks like it could be on the cover of a magazine, I’ll likely appreciate it.

That’s certainly the case with this unique salad. 

It has a rich, earthy flavor. However, the tart and tangy tamarind sauce is something else.

It brings a whole other depth of deliciousness to the dish.

It’s full of veggies and berries (as any good salad should be). It’s also low-calorie and relatively high in fiber. 

I know it looks different from what you’re used to, but try it just once. You won’t regret it.

In fact, you may decide you want to work this into your weekly meal rotation.

8. Vegan Moldovan Roasted Eggplant Salad

Nope, that’s not bruschetta you’re seeing. It’s a vegan eggplant salad atop crunchy, crusty bread.

Thanks to the tomatoes, it has a smoky but light flavor and is uber juicy.

It’s wonderfully easy to make, too! You’ll need just five ingredients, and the recipe isn’t hard to follow. 

These are wonderful for more formal occasions, especially if you want to impress your guests.

However, they’re quick enough to make for everyday eating.

Most people have never seen anything like them. That won’t keep them from loving them, though.

9. Crispy Fried Eggplant (Aubergine)

Are you more of a crunchy, fried foods kind of person? No problem!

I have a recipe here for that, too! These crispy, beer-battered eggplant slices are superb. 

They taste great by themselves. However, serve them with Greek dill yogurt for dipping.

These tasty treats are enough to make you forget about French fries entirely. 

Plus, the Greek dill yogurt is incredible. I also enjoy it on fried pickles and popcorn shrimp. (No judgment, please! It’s really, really good.)

10. Grilled Baby Eggplants with Korean Barbecue Sauce

I have another recipe for when you’re craving Asian food.

This 20-minute dish tastes so good that people won’t believe how easy it is to make.

The real star of the show here is the Korean BBQ sauce. Sweet, savory, and spectacular, it’s a tough sauce to beat. 

Of course, grilled baby eggplant tastes great, too.

Then, there’s the spicy green onion garnish, and it’s just out of this world. 

Let’s just say everything about this recipe is perfect and leave it at that. It’s the truth, after all.

10 Best Baby Eggplant Recipes to Try

These baby eggplant recipes are so healthy and delicious! From grilled to pan-fried to roasted, you can’t go wrong with this tasty veggie.


  • Grilled Baby Eggplant with Minted Yogurt and Pomegranate

  • Spiced Baby Eggplants

  • Healthy Pan-Fried Baby Eggplant with Gremolata

  • Roasted Baby Eggplant with Stir Fry Sauce

  • Roasted Baby Eggplant

  • Roasted Baby Eggplant Poppers

  • Tamarind Roasted Baby Eggplant Salad

  • Vegan Moldovan Roasted Eggplant Salad

  • Crispy Fried Eggplant (Aubergine)

  • Grilled Baby Eggplants with Korean Barbecue Sauce


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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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