Eggplant is not one of those ingredients people mention that much which we find quite unfair. That’s why our today’s list is based on keto eggplant recipes only! You will find ones suitable for lunch, breakfast, snack, or any other meal in your day you want to fill with some tasty yet healthy combos!
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11 Fantastic Keto Eggplant Recipes
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1. Keto Eggplant Parmesan
Eggplant is one of those versatile veggies you can add to just about any meal. It has a quite specific taste which you either like or not – and if you somewhere in between, keep in mind you can always “cover” its flavors with some other ingredients.
Why you should definitely consider putting it to your menu more often? Well, it’s highly beneficial for your health as a valuable source of vitamins C, K, B6, fiber, thiamine, magnesium, potassium, manganese, phosphorus, copper, and many other important elements.
Its unique coloration contains nutrients quite important for reducing osteoporosis and increasing bone density; not to mention how the amount of iron and calcium found in eggplant helps preserve overall bone health.
Get the full recipe here: Headbanger’s Kitchen
2. Low Carb Eggplant Pizza
Eggplant is one of those veggies that helps with digestion problems because of the amount of fiber that contains. It also improves heart health, together with blood cholesterol.
In like manner, researches from 2014. have shown eggplant can decrease the level of LDL (low-density lipoprotein), or in simpler terms – bad cholesterol. That helps with reducing the risk of the issue called nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
One more thing – an anthocyanin, the element you can find in eggplant skin, can help with protecting brain cell membranes and reducing the possibility of damage caused by free radicals.
I guess we have all largely underrated the eggplant, don’t you agree?
Get the full recipe here: Eating Bird Food
3. Low-Carb Crispy Fried Eggplant Rounds
Other than all these things we have mentioned, eggplant is also quite rich in antioxidants. You have probably heard many bloggers mentioning it in their food posts, but do you know exactly why they are so important?
In simple terms, these are molecules that are in charge of fighting free radicals in your body. Free radicals have their good sides and important role when it comes to our health, but, without antioxidants, they could cause some serious damage to our body pretty quickly – which would eventually result in death.
Antioxidants are there to keep your DNA and other valuable molecules in your body safe which is why it’s quite important to increase its intake, especially over fruits and vegetables.
P.S. How do you recognize foods rich in antioxidants at first? These are often fruits and vegetables with stronger colors such as different kinds of berries, eggplants, artichokes, etc.
Get the full recipe here: Low Carb Maven
4. Keto Eggplant Chicken Parms
Okay, we saw we are talking about one highly beneficial ingredient over here. Luckily, it is versatile as well! It means there are many different ways of preparing it as well as a bunch of various meals eggplant will perfectly fit in. Why not try with these low-carb eggplant chicken parms as well?
They are easy to prepare and each portion holds a seasoned eggplant disc with some delicious chicken, baker marinara, and tasty melted cheese on the top. What do you think it would be a great side dish for this particular meal? We can’t wait to hear some of your own ideas!
Get the full recipe here: Carb Manager
5. Keto Eggplant Lasagna
You will find plenty of interesting combos within our keto eggplant recipes – and this lasagna is not an exception at all! After going keto, I really thought I will have to give up both carb and carby meals such as pasta, lasagna, pizza, etc.
Luckily, as soon as you start digging through keto-friendly recipes, you start to realize there are plenty of ways how to avoid carbohydrates and still keep it delicious, maybe even more than before.
For instance, I found plenty of different lasagna recipes with zucchini or some other veggies that don’t leave you feeling stuffed and tired after eating. This eggplant version is just another great example of that – and with a little bit more than 400 calories per serving, it will perfectly fit into your daily menu.
Get the full recipe here: Kicking Carbs
6. Keto Eggplant Salad
Warmer days are here which means it’s time to turn to some refreshing solutions that will cool us down and still provide with needed nutrients. Eggplant is a perfect match once again – and this time with this appetizing salad.
Which exact ingredients do you need here? Roasted eggplant (with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and olive oil) and parsley, roasted almonds, and mini tomatoes. Of course, what is all that without a tasty dressing where you have greek yogurt, dried mint and a tablespoon of lemon juice. All this sounds good? Wait until you try it!
Get the full recipe here: Aussie Keto Queen
7. Eggplant Fries
Eggplants are actually members of the nightshade vegetable family which puts them closer to the potatoes. Still, it is much easier to turn the eggplant into crispy and tasteful fries than potatoes. That part especially becomes easier if you follow some useful hacks this particular recipe brings!
Not only that – there are also instructions on how to make a perfect yogurt dip that goes with your keto-friendly french fries. It will take you around 40-45 minutes to make the entire meal, but, trust me, it’s definitely worth it! So, who’s up for some healthy fries for tonight’s dinner?
Get the full recipe here: The Kitchn
8. Low Carb Eggplant Moussaka Recipe
I love how digging for keto eggplant recipes took me to a whole new blog full of interesting recipes, fun instructions, and appealing new meals! Of course, you can’t try it all those written recipes at once, but if you are trying to decide which one is a good starting point – I would definitely recommend this one!
Maybe it’s because I have loved moussaka ever since I was a little kid. I have never even been to Greece, but I love their cuisine as well as keto-friendly variations to their traditional meals such as this one. Not to mention this is truly one of those cozy, homemade meals the entire family can enjoy. Bon Appetite!
Get the full recipe here: Cooking LSL
9. Keto Stuffed Eggplant
Another great recipe I love to go for with both eggplant and zucchini is stuffed veggies. Simply take vegetables you can carve and fill it with other stirred tasty ingredients you prefer. Before keto, I was doing it with the potato after which I simply transferred to low-carb veggies that suit my diet better at the moment.
For this exact meal, you need eggplants, olive oil, onion, garlic, chilies, black pepper, cherry tomatoes, spinach, parsley, basil, pistachios, and fat turkey mince. This interesting combo is definitely a must-try for the first time – while the second version can be something similar yet adjusted to your own preferences and wishes.
Get the full recipe here: Foodaciously
10. Keto Melitzanopita
The best catches from Greek cuisine and some more delicious keto eggplant recipes are on their way once again! This time it is a ketogenic melitzanopita – Greek feta cheese and eggplant quiche. Although it tastes like dessert, that was never meant to be its role.
The texture definitely gets better once the meal is cooled down. Also, you can consume it the next day without any problems. To prepare it, you will need around 40 minutes; this specific dish will provide you with 8 servings, each one having around 200 calories. Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, the same thing is going on with this “upgraded” Greek cuisine too!
Get the full recipe here: Greek Goes Keto
11. Keto Baba Ganoush: Roasted Eggplant Dip
The eggplant pate has definitely been one of my favorite things to eat ever since my friend recommended it to me a couple of years ago. Imagine what thrill it was when I came upon this dip recipe then! The joy was even bigger when I saw its creamy yet rich texture and felt its specific aroma.
But, first of all, what exactly is Baba Ganoush?
That is a dip made from smoked eggplant that had previously been roasted and mixed with some other ingredients like tahini (sesame seed paste), olive oil, lemon, and preferred seasoning. Moreover, it’s both Middle East and North-African specialty that will certainly become one of your favorite mezze dishes. In other words – definitely let us know your impressions!
Get the full recipe here: Happy Keto
Eggplant is certainly not in my top 5 favorite veggies, not because I don’t like its taste but because I am a bit vegetable fan so some other foods kinds already filled the places on that list. Still, I try to add it to my menu as much as possible. It is highly beneficial, extremely versatile, easy to prepare, and quickly ready.
Above all, I try not to eat my favorite foods most of the time since I am more into making my diet varied. We are certainly blessed with a wide offer of nutritious, valuable, and various veggies which is why we shouldn’t miss the opportunity to be creative, pair some interesting combos, and simply enjoy each of these different appealing flavors.
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