(Night)Shade in the Summer: Eggplant Parm + More

Eggplant Parmigiana
Eggplant is the season’s secret weapon for amping up a casual party spread. This late-summer star shines with possibility, ready to be used in main dishes, sides and salads. Master these eggplant-centric recipes and you’ll have it made in the (night)shade.

Slay the crowd with this extra-cheesy classic (pictured above) that blankets fried eggplant in bright tomato sauce and bubbling layers of Parmesan, provolone and mozz.

 

Spicy Hoisin Glazed Eggplant
Get props at the grill by adding char and chile-flecked glaze to the versatile vegetable.

 

Eggplant and Pasta Incaciata Recipe
Surprise ’em with this cake-like creation that’s actually a saucy mound of pasta enveloped in fried eggplant.

 

Grilled Eggplant and Goat Cheese Salad

Channel summertime flavors with this vibrant eggplant salad pumped up with toasted pine nuts, crumbled goat cheese and a splash of balsamic vinegar.

Up your eggplant game with this guide and more go-to recipes.

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