Eggplants are a healthy food, but what makes them more delicious is that they are not very easy to cook. When you are eating the raw eggplant it tastes as sweet and as delicate as any vegetable, but when you cook it, you can’t help but add spices and other ingredients to turn it into a scrumptious dish. You may be surprised that there are many delicious and easy to make eggplant recipes. If you are an eggplant eater then you should know that it is quite common to find a recipe for zippy fresh eggplant. A zippy eggplant dish will make you forget all about all of your childhood fears about raw vegetables and eggplants. Here is one such recipe for zippy fresh eggplant.
Onions And Garlic
This is one of the most popular healthy eggplant recipes around. It is made with onions, garlic, and fresh garlic. The onions and garlic provide a wonderful flavor with an underlying sweetness that keeps the whole dish taste fresh. The onions give this dish a unique flavor and are used in numerous variations of the recipe making it an all time favorite.
To make these healthy eggplant recipes you just need to combine cooked garlic with chopped onions in a food processor and process until the onions are chopped and the garlic is liquefied. Then you just need to add fresh chopped tomatoes, fresh herbs like Rosemary, oregano, parsley, and lemon juice to bring out the flavors in this dish. Serve this dish with bread or crackers so that you get the most of the nutrients contained in this dish.
Tomatoes And Butter
Another great and healthy eggplant recipes uses tomatoes and butter for added flavor. The recipe makes use of two types of chopped vegetables that are both good for your health. Firstly, onions with garlic are combined with a tomato paste to make a creamy and flavorful sauce. Second, tomatoes are combined with a bit of oil for a cheesy, tasty sauce. Both the veggies add a great flavor and excellent textures to this meal.
Olive oil is first used to cook the garlic slices. After this, Romaine lettuce, green beans, and broccoli are placed on top of the mixture. The broccoli and green beans make sure that there is a constant supply of nutrients for the eggplant. The olive oil makes sure that the broccoli remains crisp while the eggplant stays soft. Then, the eggplant is roasted at 300 degrees until it is almost black in color. At this point the broccoli and green beans get mixing in so that they get their share of the nutrients as well.
Healthy eggplant butter is also a great way to enhance the flavors of your meals. Another healthy food styling idea is to grate a bit of nutmeg or cinnamon onto the eggplant and then lay it down on top of a hot spring salad. The spices will provide an old world flair to the salad. You can also use a bit of parmesan cheese over top of the grated nutmeg for a nice, sweet boost to the flavors.