• María Fernanda López

Everything Bagel BBQ Eggplant (Vegan & Keto)

My relationship with eggplant is kind of love or hate, sometimes I just don't get it to have a good taste or cooking time but in this occasion I created this amazing fusion of flavors that will make you change your thoughts about eggplants being tasteless.


Since grilling season is here, or if your family is like mine then this season lasts all year long, then this recipe will be on repeat! Perfect veggie side for those summer gatherings, for your vegan, vegetarian and keto friends, this is a delicious way to enjoy some company and eggplants.



About these Everything Bagel BBQ Eggplant:

This is extremely easy to make and extremely flavorful! The ingredients are also super basic, I only used four main ingredients overall without considering the extra garlic, black pepper and real salt that I added.


For the BBQ sauce I simply used Good Food For Good Sauce that I got at Whole Foods in the condiment or refrigerated section. These sauces are delicious and my faves for quite a while now.


What I also love about this brand is that they feed a person for every purchase you make! And the ingredients are great; no sugar added, plant-based, keto and whole 30 friendly... just legit ingredients here!



What's in these Everything Bagel BBQ Eggplant?

As I mentioned earlier, I used a whole 30 and keto friendly BBQ sauce, eggplant of course, and everything bagel seasoning to add a little bit of crunch and flavor to these. I added some garlic and real salt to add even more flavor since eggplants can be very plain.


Eggplants are actually a very fun veggie to prepare! As a nutritionist I know that healthy eating should be sustainable and convenient without sacrificing any taste. This recipe is a great and encouraging recipe to try veggies in different ways, not only plain old and boring green salads!


You can also try these buffalo eggplant steaks... they are SO TASTY!


Veggies is super versatile; these burgers for example, these other of my own recipes:




Overall, these are the ingredients needed for these Everything Bagel BBQ Eggplant:

These were great as a snack, side dish and even as a plant-based salad, I added all the rainbow and done! A very colorful and flavorful salad with a lot of texture too! Sneaky and tasty way to get some fiber and micronutrients.


And for spices, adding real salt, pepper and garlic really amps up any taste and aroma to the recipes; a must and another sneaky way to get some micronutrients such as minerals from the sea salt.



The full instructions and ingredient list is listed below. This is just a super easy and flavorful recipe for you to enjoy and your body will love; source of fiber, nutrients and flavor!



Overall this recipe is:

  • Low Carb

  • Keto

  • Whole 30

  • Paleo

  • Vegan

  • Gluten Free

  • Quick and Easy

  • Meal Prep Friendly

  • Delicious!



The end result

These are fun, easy to make and very flavorful! I baked these and they turned out being very juicy with a crispy outside... besides the crunch from the everything bagel seasoning that also went so well with the BBQ sauce.


I enjoyed mine for dinner or lunch, alone and by the forkful! A recipe worth making again especially during summer season and all the BBQ gatherings... I can even tell you that mom approved this recipe and she is not a eggplant fan!



Not boring or complicated! This are a great lunch for kids and grown ups. Pro tip: You can air fry them for a few minutes for an extra crispy experience!




This is a great recipe that your family or friends will love! Easy to prepare and super fresh, great for a brunch, lunch and even a dinner. This recipe is made to enjoy in the most effortless and most delicious way ever, I mean... only simple ingredients!



Sharing is caring!

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With love,

María


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Everything Bagel BBQ Eggplant

By María Fernanda López

Serves 8 servings


Ingredients

  • 1 large eggplant

  • 1/4 cup of Good Food For Good Sauce BBQ Sauce

  • 2 tbsp of everything bagel seasoning

  • 1/4 cup of buffalo hot sauce

  • 1/8 tsp black pepper

  • 1/8 tsp of real salt

  • 1/8 tsp of garlic


Method

  1. Preheat the oven at 350F.

  2. Slice the eggplant in pieces of 1/2 inch and lay them out in a baking tray.

  3. Mix the BBQ sauce, salt, garlic and black pepper using a cooking brush.

  4. Brush each eggplant with the sauce, both sides.

  5. Top them with the everything bagel seasoning.

  6. Bake for 25 minutes.

  7. Enjoy!



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