This hearty and flavor-absorbing specialty crop is rich in vitamins and minerals while being low in calories at just 20 calories per cup. Eggplant is rich in fiber, which helps stabilize blood sugar (hello steady energy!) promote GI health and may help with maintaining a healthy weight. The purple skin reflects the unique presence of anthocyanins, a free-radical hunter and potent antioxidant to keep your immune system at its finest. Eggplant can be used to add bulk to recipes and naturally absorbs any flavor it’s paired with. Pass the eggplant, please!
Delicious and quick to make. Eggplants really make this sing, but you can use any vegetable — chopped, shredded, or mashed. Make (or grab) your favorite dip and you've got a perfect snack, or pair with some rice for a simple meal. This is a Mark Bittman recipe.