Planning a wine tasting party? Well we have some amazing Eggplant Appetizer Recipes that are sure to impress all guests! This high-fiber and low calorie vegetable not only can be turned into many delicious appetizers it has SO many health benefits. Eggplant contains fiber, vitamins, and many minerals which all help our bodies function for the better. Who knew this vegetable was so healthy? Not to mention how many creations you can make from it. Basically you and your guests can snack away without any guilt since eggplant is basically a super food after all!
Wine and Eggplant Appetizers
Let’s talk wine for a minute. When it comes to a wine tasting you can try any type however if you are looking for wines that pair really well with eggplant we have a few suggestions. Some wines we suggest pairing with eggplant are White Zinfandel, Chablis, Sauvignon blanc, barbera, and a Pinot Noir! These all pair very nicely with any style eggplant! Of course since you are doing a wine tasting you can try basically any type to see what you and your guests enjoy the most! Check out our amazing selection of appetizers below. Dips to pasta you have a little something of everything!
Eggplant Appetizer Recipes
Find the perfect eggplant appetizer for your next wine tasting right here! From dips to pastas we have something for everyone.
Grilled Eggplant Bruschetta
Grilled Eggplant Bruschetta - A low carb appetizer option that delivers on texture, color, and of course flavor. Serve this unexpected, but delicious appetizer at your next wine tasting party!
Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan
Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan is an easy and healthy meatless dinner or lunch ready in under 30 minutes. Tender eggplant slices are crisped up in an air fryer, topped with marinara sauce and melted mozzarella cheese.
Chinese Eggplant with Garlic Sauce
In just 20 minutes you can be enjoying a delicious copycat Crystal Jade Michelin star appetizer. Air fryer Chinese eggplant with garlic sauce is quick and easy recipe without any of the greasy frying.
Roasted Eggplant Dip with Feta Cheese
This Roasted Eggplant Dip is made from a variety of nutrient-dense veggies and fresh ingredients. It's great for parties and gatherings. All you have to do is roast the vegetables and blend them!
Easy Eggplant Hummus
You can char or bake the whole eggplant which gives it a smoky, deep flavor that is just fabulous! Ready in 45 minutes, it's a flavorful and healthy dip recipe!
Instant Pot Ratatouille
This is a quick and easy recipe for a flavorful ratatouille that makes a great appetizer served with crostini. This classic French dish is made with eggplant, zucchini, bell peppers, tomatoes, and herbs. Make it in an Instant Pot or the stovetop.
Middle Eastern Twice-Baked Baby Eggplants
Flavorful Middle Eastern Twice-Baked Baby Eggplants make a delicious gluten-free, vegan, paleo, and allergy-free appetizer or side dish. An easy plant-based recipe that will wow the tastebuds with new exciting flavors!
Grilled Eggplant Banh Mi Sliders
The classic Vietnamese sandwich made healthy, gluten-free, & vegan. Grilled Eggplant Banh Mi Sliders are a hearty, spicy, & veggie-packed recipe you can serve up at your next wine tasting party.
Baba Ghanoush Hummus
Combine 2 of the best dips to make Baba Ghanoush Hummus! Full of deep, smoky, and roasted flavors, this condiment will seem like a meal! Gluten-free, vegan, and nut-free, with eggplant and chickpeas, you'll get your healthy veggies and protein in one dip!
Quick and Easy Honey Eggplant
Sweet eggplant rounds are cooked with honey and a mix of spices for a very unique, easy, and delicious side dish that comes together in 15 minutes. It can be eaten warm or at room temperature.
Eggplant Napoleon is a vegetarian Italian appetizer that is so simple and easy to make. It is one of the best eggplant recipes ever, made with a layer of mozzarella cheese between layers of roasted eggplant and tomatoes and topped with sour cream and garlic sauce. Eggplant Napoleon is also gluten-free, low in carbs, and even vegan with the right recipe alterations!
Melitzanosalata - Greek Eggplant Dip
Melitzanosalata is a traditional Greek eggplant dip made with roasted or chargrilled eggplants, garlic, olive oil, red wine vinegar and parsley. It’s easy to prepare and belongs to a staple of Greek recipes or Greek dishes known as “mezze” (small plates) in Greek.
Zaalouk (Moroccan Eggplant and Tomato Salad)
A few simple ingredients are all you need to make zaalouk, a simple Moroccan-style cooked salad made from roasted eggplant, fresh tomato, and warm spices.
Crispy Oven Baked Eggplant Fries (with Parmesan)
Turn French fries into a healthy appetizer with these Crispy Oven Baked Eggplant Fries! They're baked in the oven until crispy on the outside and tender inside. Serve with a trio of sauces at your next get together!
Eggplant Dip (Asian-Inspired)
This not-your-classic eggplant dip (baba ghanoush) has an Asian twist with sautéed onions, garlic, ginger, soy and rice wine. It’s super flavorful, luxurious, slightly smoky and very tasty.
Vegetarian Armenian eggplant salad
Armenian eggplant salad is a delicious vegetarian salad in which fried eggplants are filled with sour cream, yogurt/ labneh, and chopped walnuts. It can be enjoyed as an appetizer too.
Roasted Eggplant Marinara With Basil and Parmesan
This roasted eggplant marinara is simple and delicious. Broiling the eggplant and tomato at the end with parmesan adds an extra layer of flavor and texture. Enjoy this vegetarian, gluten free appetizer for guilt free deliciousness.
Mirza Ghasemi - Persian Eggplant Dip
Mirza Ghasemi is an Iranian authentic eggplant dip full of pleasant surprises. The aubergines (eggplants), tomatoes, and garlic create an exquisite combination.
Crisp light batter and perfectly tender aubergine are a match made in heaven in this Gluten-Free Eggplant Tempura recipe!
Greek Eggplant Meze with Red Bell Pepper
This Greek eggplant meze recipe invites you to explore the flavorful world of Greek cuisine through a delicious and nutritious appetizer. Made with roasted eggplant, olive oil, and various seasonings, this dish is a testament to the Mediterranean diet's emphasis on fresh, simple ingredients. Perfect for serving with pita or crusty bread, this Greek eggplant meze is a delightful addition to any meal or gathering.
Fan Shaped Baked Eggplants with Tomatoes and Feta Cheese
This fan-shaped baked eggplants recipe offers a visually impressive and flavorful way to enjoy this versatile vegetable. The eggplants are cut into a fan shape, then seasoned and baked until tender, resulting in a dish that is both appealing to the eye and delicious
Vegetarian Eggplant Milanese Crispy And Tender
Eggplant Milanese is the perfect vegetarian version of the veal Milanese. Crispy outside, soft and chunky inside, your children wouldn't even know they are eating their veggies
Deep Fried Italian Eggplant Meatballs (Vegetarian)
Deep-fried Italian eggplant meatballs are a classic recipe from the South of Italy, flavored with basil, garlic, and Parmesan, even the fussiest children will devour those delightful vegetable bites. They are perfect to serve at your next wine tasting event!
Fried Aubergine With Honey (Berenjenas Fritas Con Miel)
This Fried Aubergine with Honey is a popular Spanish tapas dish & is also known as Berenjenas Fritas Con Miel. The aubergine is drizzled with honey making it the perfect blend of sweet and savoury. Gluten free and dairy free.
Turkish Grilled Eggplant Spread
One of the best eggplant recipes I know. The eggplant is grilled/charred and then the insides of it are combined with chopped tomatoes and onions and seasoned with olive oil, sat and pepper. So good on some bread, as a dip, or even as a side dish. Vegan, Vegetarian, Keto, Gluten free, Mediterranean diet, Low Carb.
Georgian Eggplant Rolls with Walnuts
These Georgian Eggplant Rolls With Walnut Filling are a delightfully simply, healthy vegan appetizer. Three ingredients, some artfully chosen spices, and less than an hour of time and you have a vegan treat for the taste buds with these walnut stuffed eggplant rolls.
Fried Eggplant with Honey
Fried Eggplant with Honey is a popular vegetarian tapa in Spain. Nice crunchy eggplants are deep-fried in olive oil and finished with a sprinkle of salt and good-quality honey.
Chinese Eggplant Stir fry
The Chinese Eggplant Stir fry (Sichuan Style) recipe is a sweet and sour side dish with a note of heat. A quick and simple way to enjoy these firmer and sweeter Chinese eggplants.
Grandma's Eggplant Caponata
A delicious appetizer to serve in the Summer, this recipe for Grandma's Eggplant Caponata is made in one pot and full of eggplants, green olives, capers, and tomatoes. Serve on a piece of crostini and you have a flavorful dish for any occasion!
This cheesy and low-carb easy eggplant casserole recipe is one of the best flavorful dishes you can serve as an appetizer, main or a side.
Romanian Eggplant Salad / Spread (Salata De Vinete)
Just 3 ingredients for this Romanian eggplant spread. A must try recipe.
Fire Roasted Eggplant Puree
This Fire Roasted Eggplant Puree is a delicious vegetarian greek puree that can be spread on bread, sliced naan, or used as a dip for veggies and pita chips.
Sicily Eggplant Lasagna
Experience the soulful warmth of Italian cuisine with our Sicily Eggplant Lasagne. Each layer tells a story of robust flavors It’s more than just a meal, it’s a journey to the heart of Italy right at your dining table. Taste tradition, taste authenticity, taste our Sicily Eggplant Lasagne. Buon appetite!
This delicious recipe combines the savory flavor of eggplant with a hearty pasta dish. It's a perfect option for a quick and easy dinner that will satisfy your taste buds.
Air Fryer Eggplant Fries
These air-fried eggplant fries are a terrific alternative if you’re watching your weight and calorie consumption! But they are just as good without the added grease and oil.
Air Fryer Spiced Eggplant
With an air fryer in your kitchen, this spiced eggplant recipe becomes straightforward and delicious and can be cooked in a few minutes.
Eggplant Caprese Pizza
Melty cheese, fresh sweet tomatoes and fresh basil over roasted eggplant slathered with pizza sauce, this eggplant caprese pizza is delicious and low in carbs. Drizzle with a little balsamic reduction for the full caprese experience.
Greek Stuffed Eggplants (Aubergines) With Onions and Feta Cheese
These baked stuffed eggplants come with a filling of onions and garlic cooked with tomatoes and topped with crumbled feta cheese. Rich in flavor, tangy from the feta, a vegetarian dish that will become a favorite.
Italian Pickled Eggplants
This unique dish can be enjoyed as an appetizer or side dish. It’s perfect for any occasion and easy to make at home. Pickles are also easy to make and great to pimp up your dishes.
Vegan Eggplant Rollatini
This Vegan Eggplant Rollatini is a great meal for your summer menu. It's light, yet satisfying and it's brimming with smoky flavor. Plus, it's easy to make and requires simple, budget-friendly ingredients.
I hope you found some inspiration for some delicious appetizers for your next wine tasting from this selection of eggplant appetizer recipes. If you need some more great ideas for your upcoming wine tasting party check out our blogs on other appetizers to serve at your next wine tasting: