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How To Roast Eggplant: Best Oven Roasted Eggplant Recipe

How To Roast EggplantEggplant is one of those foods that can easily be very good or go very wrong. When done right, eggplant has a rich but mild flavour with a soft, creamy texture. It works like a sponge to soak up the flavours you add to it.Best Oven Roasted Eggplant Recipe

This simple recipe uses only 5 ingredients to make a simple side dish that is full of flavour. It uses a simple method to draw moisture out of the eggplant pieces to improve the texture and flavour.

Using the method I outline below, you will reduce the bitterness that sometimes comes from poorly prepared eggplant dishes, enhance the flavour, and reduce the need to fry the eggplant.

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Just as I’ve done with other traditionally unloved veggies, such as Brussels sprouts and broccoli, I’m going to show you an easy way to love eggplant.

Sometimes, making a delicious and healthy vegetable side dish can be so simple and fresh, made using only 5 accessible ingredients.

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Today I’m sharing an easy roasted eggplant recipe with you. This recipe uses simple ingredients that turn a tough vegetable into a creamy, flavourful, roasted side dish. It is a healthy, simple way to serve eggplant as a side to any meal.OVEN ROASTED EGGPLANT



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This recipe uses simple ingredients that turn a tough vegetable into a creamy, flavourful, roasted side dish. It is a healthy, simple way to serve eggplant as a side to any meal.
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Serves: 4 servings as a side
  1. On rack over a lipped baking sheet, lay out the eggplant and generously sprinkle with salt and let them sit for a min of 30 mins. I like to let them sit for an hour to ensure all the bitter moisture is removed. NOTE: don't worry about over-salting as this isn't for seasoning, just to help release that bitter liquid.
  2. Preheat oven to 400F.
  3. After 30-60 mins, wipe away the salt and moisture with a clean dish towel or paper towel and drain any liquid the sheet caught, and wipe dry. You are going to want to press firmly to ensure you get all the moisture.
  4. Cut each slice in half (the short way), and brush olive oil over each slice, ensuring they're totally covered, and place on a lined baking sheet.
  5. Sprinkle with salt, garlic powder and paprika. Act quickly because eggplants act like a sponge and you want to get them into the oven AS SOON as they're oiled and seasoned.
  6. Roast in the oven for 40 to 60 minutes, until they are golden brown and crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
  7. To serve, these can be drizzled with delicious tahini dressing and sprinkle with parsley as a side, smeared on hot bread as a snack or appetizer, used to make Norma pasta, or turned in a sabich sandwich or placed on tahini toast.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 serving Calories: 137 Fat: 10.5g Carbohydrates: 11g Sugar: 6.2g Fiber: 5.4g Protein: 1.9g Cholesterol: 0mg

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I’m Candice & welcome to The Edgy Veg! I veganize popular food recipes for vegans, plant-based diets, eco-conscious eaters & people who are trying to eat more plants over… y’know animals or by-products of animals. I hope you enjoy this tasty vegan recipe!

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  • patty brotman says:

    hello there. thanks for sharing recipes.
    please tell me what the cheesy stuff is that you’re dripped on the baked eggplant pieces.
    – patty

  • What a delicious recipe! We served it with marinara on the side as a dip. Cut smaller, these would also make a great “base” for any three ingredient tapa. We’ll try that next. Thanks much!

  • Recipe looks delish! do you think i can add minimal sauce and sprinkle with parmesan?

    • EdgyVeg says:

      I’m vegan so I’d suggest a vegan parm substitute like Violife or Follow Your Heart. If doing parm, I’d skip the sauce and maybe use some marinara sauce or something like a pesto

  • So good~! Writing about it and sharing on my substack — in a few weeks, Will tag you. Thank you so much for the inspo.

  • Claudia Loschmann says:

    THANKS for all your videos and all that you do! I would love to see easy and delicious: cauliflower steaks, grilled portobello mushroom steaks, grilled zucchini.

    • EdgyVeg says:

      Thanks for the requests! I actually have a portabello steak recipe in my cookbook!

  • This eggplant was amazing!!! My sister doesn’t like eggplant at all but she loved this one ❤️ Thank you so much to Candice for her amazing recipes!!!!!

  • This eggplant was amazing!!! My sister doesn’t like eggplant at all but loved this one ❤️ Thanks so much to Candice for her amazing recipes!!!

  • Zuzana says:

    This was a bit lengthy but so worth it! This is the only way to eat eggplant from now on. Yummy!!!!!

  • Priscilla says:

    Finally! A way to eat eggplant that isn’t mush and bitter!!! Bleh I’m so tired of that. I need something saucy and seasoned


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