You bought too many eggplants. Or, you have an extra one that you have no idea what to do with. Or, your family always makes the same dish and you want to switch it up. That’s where these 27 recipes come in handy. From yogurt-y dips (hello, Saturday picnic) to chocolate cake (yes, seriously), these are some of our favorite ways to use one of summer’s favorite
1. Eggplant Caponata
Caponata wants to be plopped on ricotta-smeared bread or tossed with hot pasta. It’s all about the vinegar-sugar contrast, with lots of peppy mix-ins, like capers, olives, and pine nuts. I like to add raisins, too.