15 Awesome Paleo Eggplant Recipes For Paleo Lovers

An eggplant is in fact a fruit rather than a vegetable. However, for now, we’ll refer to it as a vegetable as it is primarily utilized as a vegetable. While purple is the most popular hue for eggplants, they can be any color.

Nutrients including vitamin C, vitamin B6, and potassium are abundant in them. The fibers improve your digestion and make you feel fuller for longer.

15 Awesome Paleo Eggplant Recipes For Paleo Lovers

If you are following a paleo diet, you will have noticed that the eggplant crops up quite a bit. This is due to it being an extremely nutritious ingredient to use in your food and helps to make the dish feel a lot more filling.

In this article, we have pulled together our 15 favorite paleo eggplant recipes that we know all paleo lovers out there are going to want to try. 

1. Eggplant Burgers 

You never would have imagined that Chinese food would automatically result in mouthwatering burgers, yet it does. This paleo eggplant burger recipe resembles the classic Chinese version quite a bit, often called Qiezi He or Qie He. 

Since it keeps together nicely once it is cooked, eggplant can be the ideal keto “bun” replacement if burgers are on the menu.  You can use any ground meat your family enjoys, but we strongly suggest making the dipping sauce from the recipe.

This is as the tamari and garlic add a lot more flavor to your burgers.

2. No Bread Paleo French Toast

Instead of bread slices, this paleo French toast is made with slices of eggplant. This low-glycemic eggplant French toast is incredibly easy to make. It has a texture that is remarkably similar to French toast made with bread. 

For this recipe, the eggplant must be prepared correctly. After being peeled, the eggplant’s fairly bland flesh absorbs the egg batter. Any acidity and wateriness are diminished by the steps of salting and washing the eggplant.

Additionally, this French toast has a mil flavor, making it easy to top with the typical French toast toppings. Any additional toppings are welcome.

3. Paleo Eggplant Curry

This recipe for vegetable curry is straightforward and excellent. Although, it can also be simply modified to accommodate those of you who are sensitive to coconut.

There are various substitutes, so if you don’t have certain ingredients or are allergic, you can use something else in its place. 

There is really no need to add any meat to this curry because it contains eggplant and mushrooms which are quite filling. Although, you can if you want to. Shrimp, chicken, or beef would all work well in this curry.

4. Ensaladang Talong (Filipino Eggplant Salad)

Try ensaladang talong for a novel way to prepare eggplant. It’s an eggplant salad from the Filipino’s, that’s frequently eaten with beef soup or any grilled food. This low-carb meal is based on a classic salad and uses garlic and apple cider vinegar as its standard seasonings.

The meal would go well with grilled chicken, steak, or pork chops (see also ‘15 Awesome Paleo Pork Chop Recipes For Paleo Lovers‘) and is typically served as a side dish.

If you want to use eggplant in a different way, then you should definitely try this salad!

5. Grilled Eggplant And Roasted Red Pepper Dip

In this dip with an Italian flair, grilled eggplant, roasted red pepper, and grilled garlic are combined.

This paleo dish can be used as an accompaniment for steaks or as a garnish for burgers. This is because cooked eggplant is soft and makes a fantastic element for any dip. 

Don’t be alarmed at the prospect of using an entire head of garlic. When roasted, its flavor is mellow and not at all harsh. This will be a favorite dip at any summer cookout.

6. Baba Ganoush 

Baba Ganoush is an eggplant-based dish that’s popular in Arabic-speaking nations and has a consistency akin to hummus. It can be eaten on its own, but is typically served as a dip. 

The next time you have friends around or are preparing food for a party, this would provide you something different to try. This is due to mildly spicy and has an earthy touch from the cumin. Also, apart from roasting the eggplants, there is very little cooking involved in this recipe. 

7. Eggplant Bruschetta

This twist on a classic Italian dish would be perfect to offer as a low-carb starter for an Italian supper with family or friends. The cooked eggplant slices, which are covered in oil and balsamic vinegar, serve as a wonderful foundation for the bruschetta filling.

It boasts a gorgeous variety of colors and the earthy flavors of olives, capers, and artichoke hearts. 

8. Eggplant And Wild Mushroom Stuffing

This dish offers you a beautiful, delectable dish that everyone can enjoy. When it comes to large, celebratory meals such as Christmas and Thanksgiving, the side dishes can be a little bit of a boring route for paleo individuals (see also ‘15 Awesome Paleo Thanksgiving Recipes For Paleo Lovers‘). 

However, this recipe can be prepared within the bird, separately in a casserole dish, or as an individual serving. It is full of bold and tasty earthy flavors and herbs. 

9. Eggplant Beef Casserole

This paleo casserole not only tastes fantastic, but it also looks magnificent enough to be displayed on any dinner table thanks to the spiralized eggplant.

With the ground beef, mushrooms, and bacon in this hearty recipe, it may be eaten on its own or with a side of green veggies. 

The tomato sauce has a sweetness to it, but you can modify it to your liking. This is a comforting recipe that your whole family will enjoy eating. 

10. White Eggplant Dipping Sticks

As they take on the flavors of the coatings, eggplant is a fantastic ingredient to use as dipping sticks. These are tasty and crunchy, and the chili powder gives them a slight kick. 

Have fun experimenting with these and creating your own paleo dips to go with them. You may use different spices and herbs to make these your own. Thus, you can make different batches depending on whether they are being served to kids or adults. 

11. Paleo Eggplant Cake

The fact that eggplant may be used to make a sweet treat may surprise you. As long as you cook the eggplant ahead of time, making this paleo eggplant cake is simple.

It has a naturally sweet and slightly spiced flavor due to honey and the use of cinnamon. The eggplant is used to provide a richness and moist texture.

It could be served with a few fresh berries and a sprinkle of powdered sugar. Additionally, if stored in an airtight container, this cake keeps for a few days.

12. Baked Eggplant Eggs With Puree of Eggplant, Clementine, And Basil

Sometimes, eggplants can be a little boring because they’re a little watery, bland, and soft. This is a brand-new take on an eggplant dish, and the basil and clementine flavors help to balance out the relatively bland flavor of the vegetable. 

You might treat your significant other to this delightful weekend breakfast dish. Additionally, it is a fantastic method to use the entire eggplant, preventing food waste. It takes only 30 minutes to complete!

13. Sweet And Sticky Oven Roasted Eggplant 

Quick to prepare, this oven-roasted eggplant is sweet and sticky. To draw out the natural sweetness of the eggplant, these vegan “steaks” are oven-roasted. While seasoning your eggplant, salting it removes all the extra moisture.

Then the eggplant can absorb sauces and marinades more easily. These are the perfect side dish because they can be roasted to perfection in about 30 minutes using any kind of marinade you like.

14. Lasagna Rolls

Particularly if your guests are vegan or vegetarian, these tiny rolls make a fantastic starter. They are quite easy to make, and the tomato sauce’s color gives them a nice finishing touch. 

Just keep in mind to salt the zucchini and eggplant and remove as much moisture from them as you can to prevent them from tasting mushy. This will give you firmer rolls, that won’t become a mess from the wet filling.

In addition to this, these lasagna rolls also make a delicious paleo lunch option!

15. Creamy Chicken And Eggplant Casserole

You can find comfort food in this creamy, dairy-free casserole, and best of all, it can be made entirely in one pot! This would be a wonderful midweek dish due to the fast cooking time.

Especially on chillier days when you desire something meaty and warming. Feel free to add more vegetables if you want to stretch this casserole even further.


There you have 15 delicious paleo eggplant recipes that we believe you should be adding to your collection of everyday recipes.

You can see how versatile the humble eggplant can be. We hope you have found at least one recipe to try out when you next need to use up that last eggplant.

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