For years I've been telling you to give eggplant a chance! Now I've gathered The BEST Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Eggplant Recipes from food blogs around the web to illustrate why I think eggplant is so great. I hope you enjoy this special edition of Low-Carb Recipe Love where it's all about eggplant! Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like these.
I've been a huge eggplant fan ever since I started growing it in my garden back in 2007, and for years I've been urging people to give eggplant a chance. I'm especially fond of grilled eggplant which is the way I first learned to cook it, but through the years I've also made roasted eggplant dishes and eggplant stir-fries that got gobbled up pretty quickly!
And eggplant is a perfect ingredient for carb-conscious eating! It's not only low in carbs, but also high in fiber, and loaded with nutrients, and as you can tell from this collection of The BEST Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Eggplant Recipes I've gathered from great blogs around the web, these are endless ways to prepare it. And although eggplant grows in the summer, it's not eaten raw, which makes it perfect for summer-into-fall recipes for this time of year.
If you're not an eggplant fan (yet!) I hope one of these recipes might tempt you enough to try some eggplant. All photos are copyrighted to the blog that posted the recipe. Just click the recipe name under any photo to see the full recipe on the original blog. And if you just can't get enough eggplant, there's another great low-carb eggplant round-up linked at the bottom of this post; enjoy!
You can always get my attention with chips, and I think these Eggplant Parmesan Chips from Sugar Free Mom sound great!
Julia Child's Eggplant Pizzas from Kalyn's Kitchen is a recipe that's been hugely popular!
Carolyn from All Day I Dream About Food says this Garlic Parmesan Fried Eggplant is the recipe that got her kids to eat Eggplant!
Eggplant Lasagna with Meat Sauce from Peace, Love, and Low-Carb sounds like pure comfort food!
Grilled Spicy Eggplant with Red Pepper, Parsley, and Mint from Kalyn's Kitchen is a huge favorite of my brother Rand, and you could cook this on a stove-top grilling pan when it's not grilling weather.
Eggplant Tomato Ground Beef Skillet from Low Carb Yum sounds easy and delicious.
There's no need for pasta with these Baked Stuffed Three Cheese Eggplant Rollups from Sugar Free Mom!
The sauce is amazing on this Grilled Eggplant, Grape Tomato, and Feta Salad with Basil, Parsley, and Caper Sauce from Kalyn's Kitchen.
Eggplant Parmesan Bites from Ditch the Carbs sound like an amazing snack or game-day nibble!
Balsamic Eggplant Tomato Sliders from Wholesome Yum have a coating made of Parmesan and coconut flour!
Garlic-Lover's Vegetable Stir Fry from Kalyn's Kitchen is especially good with fresh garden veggies!
Poor Little Eggplants from The Perfect Pantry uses small striped or Japanese Eggplant.
Sausage-Stuffed Grilled Eggplant from All Day I Dream About Food!
Anyone who loves Thai food will like this Spicy Grilled Eggplant and Zucchini Salad with Thai Flavors from Kalyn's Kitchen.
Low-Carb Crispy Eggplant Rounds from Low-Carb Maven use pork rinds for the crispy coating.
Cold Aubergine Salad from The Perfect pantry and it will be a perfect low-carb dish.
Grilled Eggplant with Garlic-Cumin Vinaigrette, Feta, and Two Herbs is a very old recipe from Kalyn's Kitchen, but it's still one of my favorites.
Crispy Eggplant Chips with Smoky Seasoning from Healthful Pursuit sound great for a snack!
Asian Meatballs and Stir-Fried Eggplant from I Breathe I'm Hungry!
Roasted Eggplant with Mediterranean Salsa from Kalyn's Kitchen is great for a low-carb Meatless Monday dish!
Crock Pot Ground Beef and Eggplant Casserole from Low Carb Yum has also been featured on my slow cooker site, and I think this sounds delicious!
Eggplant Fries from Maria Mind Body Health.
Sriracha-Spiced Stir-Fried Tofu with Eggplant and Red Bell Peppers from Kalyn's Kitchen is a delicious combination!
Roasted Mushrooms, Zucchini, and Eggplant from Peace Love and Low Carb sounds like a great side dish.
The Best Eggplant Patties from The Iron You have no eggs or breadcrumbs; they're held together with sharp cheese which sounds yummy to me!
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Check out this Low-Carb Eggplant Recipes Collection at Low-Carb Yum for even more tasty low-carb recipes using eggplant!