Are you looking for inspiration for cooking with eggplants? You’ve come to the right place! These delightful vegan eggplant recipes are easy to makehealthyvibrant, and satiating.

We’ve listed 25 of the best eggplant (aubergine) recipes from all over the internet that will help you cook healthy plant-based dinners with plenty of flavor and nutrients.

eggplant vegan recipes including parmigiana and eggplant salad

Browse through this list, and take your pick: from fiber-rich eggplant salads, and nourishing dinners with healthy plant-based protein – all of them nutritious yet fulfilling. Let’s cook those eggplants and make these homemade vegan meals that will nourish and energize you.

1. Eggplant caponata (eggplant salad)

We start this list with an Italian eggplant salad (eggplant caponata), a healthy recipe with notes of sweet and sour flavor. We make it with oven-baked eggplant in less than 45 minutes. Serve it as a vegetable starter or as a main meal with bread and a chickpea socca.

Get the recipe here

2. Vegan eggplant parmigiana

This vegan eggplant parmigiana is a creamy and indulgent dish. It is super tasty, richcreamy, and healthy since the eggplant is baked and not fried. As a cheese substitute, we use vegan homemade parmesan and vegan mozzarella. Simple and affordable, yet incredibly satiating.

Get the recipe here

3. Tofu cream cheese with roasted eggplant

This 5-minute tofu cream cheese is easy to make. You can easily flavor the basic recipe of this vegan cream cheese with many vegetables like roasted eggplant, sun-dried tomatoes, or steamed artichokes.

Get the recipe here

4. Couscous with roasted vegetables

Couscous with vegetables is a delicious way of enjoying couscous. This is an easy recipe that you can make in less than 30 minutes, with seasonal veggies and herbs.

Get the recipe here

5. Roasted eggplant

This roasted eggplant recipe delivers tender, tasty, and healthy discs of eggplant that can charm even the biggest eggplant skeptic. Serve your eggplant as a starter with a brush of parsley-garlic marinade, or as a side dish with any main.

Get the recipe here

6. Vegan Japanese eggplant meatballs

Another delicious Japanese-inspired recipe and a perfect way to substitute meat. Valentina made these vibrant eggplant meatballs that are covered in a homemade teriyaki sauce and surely leave vegans and non-vegans happy and satiated.

Get the recipe @thebakingfairy

7. Vegan Persian eggplant stew

Our sun-dried tomato pesto is a quick, yet delicious recipe for a rich, nutty, flavourful pesto that you can use as a spread, dip, or condiment for a quick zucchini noodles dish.

Get the recipe @theironyou

8. Vegan eggplant ‘unagi’

Here’s a delicious suggestion for how to make vegan eel with glazed and caramelized eggplant. Lisa’s easy recipe requires just 20 minutes of cooking and you can serve the vegan unagi with a bowl of cooked rice and seaweed.

Get the recipe @okonomikitchen

9. Vegan eggplant BLT sandwich

This charred and crunchy eggplant bacon makes a salty addition to Tamsin’s vegan eggplant BLT sandwich. The vegan bacon is perfectly paired with fresh lettuce and tomato and is a good lunch box idea or light dinner recipe.

Get the recipe @cupfulofkale

10. Fried eggplant with rice and tomatoes

A simple, honest, and super healthy recipe. These fried eggplants with rice and tomatoes can be paired with your favorite topping or eaten as is; wonderfully simple and whole-food plant-based.

Get the recipe @cravingtasty

11. Chopped eggplant, almond and herb salad

Paleo-friendly, gluten-free and vegan, this chopped eggplant salad is a healthy and super easy (only 18-mins cooking) recipe. We’re eating this salad in summer with toasted slices of sourdough bread, YUM.

Get the recipe @everylastbite

12. Vegan eggplant rollups

René’s beautiful vegan eggplant rollups are perfect for a romantic Sunday dinner. These roll-ups contain a delightful combination of cauliflower rice and vegan parmesan. Pair with a marinara sauce for the ultimate Italian vibe and a candlelight-friendly dinner.

Get the recipe @thissavoryvegan

13. Sautéed eggplant

Another Italian-inspired recipe that is also the perfect vegan comfort food is; a 20-minute sauteed eggplant. Simple and easy-to-find ingredients make up the eggplant tomato sauce, a great pairing with bread and pasta.

Get the recipe here

14. Eggplant pizza

Sarah made a wonderful vegan pizza with roasted eggplant and sweet caramelized onions. This eggplant pizza is not only beautiful but also satiating and easy to make.

Get the recipe @mydarlingvegan

15. Vegan eggplant shakshuka with tofu scramble

Technically a breakfast recipe, but we like the combination of tofu scramble and eggplant shakshuka so much that we’d eat it for dinner. Less than 30 mins cooking is required and this eggplant-tomato dish is ready.

Get the recipe @sweetsimplevegan

16. Eggplant puttanesca

With only 25 minutes of cooking, you can get this Italian pasta on the table with eggplants, olives and capers.

Get the recipe @simple-veganista

17. Eggplant dip with walnuts and tahini

Inspired by eggplant baba ghanoush, Laura created this luxurious and rich eggplant dip, perfect as a starter or with pita. We absolutely love the combination of baked eggplant with toasted walnuts, a definite must-try!

Get the recipe @thefirstmess

18. Grilled eggplant tahini satay kebab

Looking for a vegan barbecue recipe that will please vegans and non-vegans? These grilled eggplant tahini satay kebabs are fun to eat and with their caramelized and charred flavor, they’re a sure crowd-pleaser.

Get the recipe @deliciouseveryday

19. Middle Eastern eggplant wrap

A wonderful combination of lemon coleslaw, tahini sauce, and roasted eggplant make this middle eastern wrap a sure dinner winner. Only 30 minutes of cooking time is required and with Sylvia’s recipe, you get a healthy and vibrant meal in one wrap.

Get the recipe @feastingathome

20. Vegan eggplant gyros

Another eggplant wrap that we’re super excited to try is Alexandra’s vegan eggplant gyros with scrumptious hummus and dill sauce. It’s picnic-friendly, and a perfect lunch box idea, we can’t wait to try it.

Get the recipe @delishknowledge

21. Vegan eggplant sushi bowls

Here’s a refreshing and colorful bowl of eggplant, mango, and edamame. We love Gina’s version of these miso eggplant sushi bowls with rice, broiled Japanese eggplant, and delicious edamame hummus.

Get the recipe @healthylittlevittles

22. Eggplant salad

Light, fresh, and satiating, here’s a new version of eggplant salad with olives, pasta, and fresh herbs. It’s great for picnics, potlucks, and as a lunchbox meal. Great for picky eaters and kids too!

Get the recipe here

23. Miso-glazed eggplants

Charred eggplants with a sweet and salty dressing, a perfect base for any kind of topping, and plant-based protein. It’s a quick 30-minute meal and the eggplants go well with a serving of basmati rice.

Get the recipe @cookrepublic

24. Eggplant baba ghanoush

Simple ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions make this baba ghanoush recipe one of our absolute favorites. You’ll enjoy a velvety creamy dip that makes a perfect mezze dish or appetizer idea with pita bread.

Get the recipe here

25. Eggplant curry

This wholesome eggplant curry is a creamy dinner idea and meal-planning recipe. Roasted eggplant and chickpeas make the base of this curry along with an Indian spice blend and coconut milk.

Get the recipe here

How to serve vegan eggplant

Now that you’ve gotten some veggie-packed dinner ideas, you can easily complement these eggplant meals with a serving of pasta or plantbased protein:

More veggie-packed and healthy meals

mezze platter with tabbouleh and hummus

How to store these vegan eggplant meals

  • How to store: Most of these meals can keep for 2-3 days in the fridge if stored in an air-tight container.
  • How to reheat: Warm them up on the stovetop or in the microwave. Before serving garnish with your preferred topping.
  • How to freeze: You can also freeze these meals for up to 3 months. To freeze, let them cool down first, then transfer them to a freezer-friendly container, leaving some space to allow the food to expand. Thaw in the microwave or in a pot on the stovetop. Before serving, garnish with your preferred herbs.

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Vegan eggplant recipes

Best Vegan Eggplant Recipes

Author: Nico Pallotta
Feeling like a vibrant, healthy and vegan meal with eggplant? We've got you covered with these 25 Best Vegan Eggplant Recipes that will satisfy your cravings and feed you a wholesome plant-based meal.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American Italian
Servings 4 people
Calories 350 kcal


  • Pick your favorite eggplant recipe from the list, try something new
  • Read the recipe for ingredients required
  • Make your new vegan eggplant recipe!


  • How to store: Most of these meals can keep for 2-3 days in the fridge, if stored in an air-tight container.
  • How to reheat: Warm them up on the stovetop or in the microwave. Before serving garnish with your preferred topping.
  • How to freeze: You can also freeze these meals for up to 3 months. To freeze, let them cool down first, then transfer to a freezer-friendly container, leaving some space to allow the food to expand. Thaw in the microwave or in a pot on the stovetop. Before serving, garnish with your preferred herbs.

Video Recipe

Roasted Eggplant with a twist

Nutritional Values

Nutrition Facts
Best Vegan Eggplant Recipes
Serving Size
150 g
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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      1. Hi Ann, glad you found the recipes, I’ll be sure to include a clearer explanation in the intro. Have a wonderful day! Cheers, Louise