Low Carb? Make These 20 Keto-Friendly Eggplant Recipes

Along with zucchini, eggplant is one of the most versatile of summer veggies! It's one of the best low-carb foods, and keto-friendly eggplant recipes make excellent comfort foods. There are so many things you can do with them, from pizza and lasagna, to dips and salads. You can even substitute eggplant in many summer squash recipes, like eggplant fries and eggplant chips.

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How to Pick Eggplant

Eggplant can be pretty mild in flavor if you choose it well. Make sure you are picking up firm, glossy eggplants that feel heavy and don't have any soft spots. This will avoid any bitterness.

When is Eggplant In Season?

Fortunately, it's still eggplant season through the end of October, so enjoy it at its peak while you can! You can still find eggplant in stores after that, but the best time is July through October.

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Best Low-Carb Eggplant Recipes

This collection brings together some of my favorite low-carb and keto eggplant recipes, like Gluten-Free Eggplant Parmesan, Caprese Grilled Eggplant Roll-Ups, Moroccan Eggplant Salad with Chermoula, Low-Carb Moussaka and Mediterranean-Style Eggplant Chips. Bonus: They are all free of gluten too!

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<p>Ragan Wallake - The Kitchenette</p><p>Thomas Keller’s viral zucchini recipe, but make it eggplant.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe:</strong><strong><a href="https://parade.com/recipes/charred-eggplant-spiced-yogurt-pink-peppercorns" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Charred Eggplant With Spiced Yogurt;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link "> Charred Eggplant With Spiced Yogurt</a></strong></p>
<p>Krista Marshall</p><p>This simple dinner uses fresh eggplant (perfect timing with summer produce right now), jarred marinara and a creamy ricotta mixture to mimic a traditional lasagna recipe. Each layer is packed with flavor and nobody—not even the biggest pasta lover—will be able to resist it. It's basically eggplant Parmesan without the breading!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: </strong><strong><a href="https://parade.com/recipes/eggplant-lasagna" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Low-Carb Eggplant Lasagna;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Low-Carb Eggplant Lasagna </a></strong></p>
<p>Wholesome Yum</p><p>This healthy low-carb eggplant lasagna recipe without noodles is quick and easy to make, using simple ingredients. Just 20 minutes prep time!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.wholesomeyum.com/recipes/eggplant-lasagna-recipe-without-noodles-low-carb-gluten-free/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Eggplant Lasagna Without Noodles;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Eggplant Lasagna Without Noodles</a></strong></p>
<p>Red House Spice</p><p>Steamed to a creamy, melt-in-your-mouth texture, then seasoned with a pungent chilli-garlic dressing, this Chinese aubergine salad is simple yet delectable.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://redhousespice.com/aubergine-salad/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Aubergine Salad with Garlic Dressing;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Aubergine Salad with Garlic Dressing</a></strong></p>
<p>Berry & Maple</p><p>This roasted eggplant and tomato salad will surprise you with its fresh and delicate flavor! Healthy, delicious and kids friendly, too.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://berrymaple.com/en/roasted-eggplant-tomato-salad/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Salad;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Salad</a></strong></p>
<p>Caroline's Cooking</p><p>These caprese eggplant roll ups make a great quick and tasty appetizer.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.carolinescooking.com/caprese-grilled-eggplant-roll-ups/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Caprese Grilled Eggplant Roll Ups;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Caprese Grilled Eggplant Roll Ups</a></strong></p>
<p>Compass & Fork</p><p>This is a great dinner party dish. It can be prepared in advance up to the filling of the eggplants.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe here: <a href="https://compassandfork.com/recipe/turkish-stuffed-eggplant/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Turkish Stuffed Eggplant;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Turkish Stuffed Eggplant</a></strong></p>
<p>Moroccan eggplant salad smothered in chermoula is a stunningly lip-smacking salad. The eggplant is creamy, fork-tender and packed with flavorful herbs and spices. It is low in calories and yet is a pretty good source of phytochemicals and other nutrients.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.thedeliciouscrescent.com/baked-eggplant-salad-with-chermoula/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Moroccan Eggplant Salad with Chermoula;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Moroccan Eggplant Salad with Chermoula</a></strong></p>
<p>This is made of layers of eggplant with a tasty meat filling and topped with a creamy béchamel sauce that is then baked. It is just as delicious as the original!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.aforkstale.com/low-carb-moussaka-recipe/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Low-Carb Moussaka;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Low-Carb Moussaka</a></strong></p>
<p>Dips are such an easy way to spice up any snack or meal. This easy eggplant dip is velvet-y, rich, and full of robust flavor from the baked eggplant. </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/creamy-eggplant-dip" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Creamy Eggplant Dip;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Creamy Eggplant Dip</a></strong></p>
<p>The Good Hearted Woman</p><p>These Heirloom Tomato & Grilled Eggplant Stacks are fresh, local, seasonal, and delicious to the last bite.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://thegoodheartedwoman.com/heirloom-tomato-grilled-eggplant-stacks/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Heirloom Tomato & Grilled Eggplant Stacks;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Heirloom Tomato & Grilled Eggplant Stacks</a></strong></p>
<p>Happy Kitchen. Rocks</p><p>Easy and healthy vegan appetizer: Georgian Eggplant Rolls with Walnut Filling. You only need three ingredients and a bit of spices to make it!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://happykitchen.rocks/georgian-eggplant-rolls-with-walnuts/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Georgian Eggplant Rolls with Walnuts;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Georgian Eggplant Rolls with Walnuts</a></strong></p>
<p>Low Carb Maven</p><p>Crispy breaded eggplant is great dipped in marinara sauce for an easy afternoon snack.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.lowcarbmaven.com/keto-low-carb-crispy-eggplant-rounds/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Crispy Fried Eggplant Rounds with Parmesan Cheese and Marinara Sauce;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Crispy Fried Eggplant Rounds with Parmesan Cheese and Marinara Sauce</a></strong></p>
<p>Low Carb Yum</p><p>You don't want to miss these delicious eggplant rolls. They are stuffed with ground meat, wrapped in bacon, and topped with tomatoes and cheese.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://lowcarbyum.com/stuffed-eggplant-rolls-wrapped-bacon/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Stuffed Eggplant Rolls Wrapped In Bacon;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Stuffed Eggplant Rolls Wrapped In Bacon</a></strong></p>
<p>Melanie Cooks</p><p>These spicy garlic eggplant slices are so delicious! Oven-roasted to perfection, each bite is bursting with flavor!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="http://www.melaniecooks.com/spicy-garlic-roasted-eggplant/11865/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Spicy Garlic Oven Roasted Eggplant Slices;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Spicy Garlic Oven Roasted Eggplant Slices</a></strong></p>
<p>Savory Spin</p><p>A simple, Spiced Eggplant dish with aromatic cumin, coriander, smoked paprika, caramelized onions and garlic, that would make a delicious, vegetarian side to any meal – or picnic!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://savoryspin.com/spiced-eggplant/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Spiced Eggplant;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Spiced Eggplant</a></strong></p>
<p>Step Away From The Carbs</p><p>The eggplant in these lamb meatballs keeps them super soft and moist!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="http://stepawayfromthecarbs.com/lamb-and-eggplant-meatballs/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lamb and Eggplant Meatballs;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Lamb and Eggplant Meatballs</a></strong></p>
<p>Canadian Cooking Adventures</p><p>I just love ratatouille. It’s fresh, healthy and so good for you. Not to mention very pretty—just look at the rainbow of colors! Made with eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese, it doesn’t get tastier than this.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="http://canadiancookingadventures.com/recipe/easy-pizza-ratatouille/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Easy Pizza Ratatouille;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Easy Pizza Ratatouille</a></strong></p>
<p>Sweet As Honey</p><p>These eggplant are generously coated with a garlic and herbs olive oil then stuffed with grated mozzarella cheese. The result is absolutely surprising. Each bite is tender and cheesy with a lovely garlic flavor. You will not believe it is eggplant!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.sweetashoney.co/low-carb-cheesy-pull-apart-garlic-bread/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Low-Carb Cheesy Pull-Apart Garlic Bread;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Low-Carb Cheesy Pull-Apart Garlic Bread</a></strong></p>
<p>Wholesome Yum</p><p>These low-carb pizza can be customized with your favorite toppings!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.wholesomeyum.com/recipes/eggplant-margherita-pizza/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Low-Carb Eggplant Pizzas;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Low-Carb Eggplant Pizzas</a></strong></p>

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