2014 Update: Today’s Seasonal Pantry features recipes for Baba Ghanoush and a simple ratatouille. You can read that column here.

Orange eggplant may be oblong as seen here, or small and round.

Eggplant is the topic of today’s Seasonal Pantry, which you can read here. In the column, I feature recipes for a delicious eggplant sandwich and Roasted Eggplant & Tomato Soup, along with a promise to post links to favorite eggplant recipes from the Seasonal Pantry archives, which you’ll find here.

Eggplants come in a wide range of sizes, shapes and colors. Here we see some of the most common.

What’s your favorite way–or ways–to enjoy eggplant? If you have a minute, please share them in the comments section below. You may also make a request for other eggplant dishes that are not included here and I’ll do my best to provide them.

Couscous Salad with Eggplant, Zucchini, Tomatoes & Chickpeas

Greek-Style Roasted Eggplant Soup

Eggplant Polpettine

Garden Ratatouille

Latin-Inspired Garden Ratatouille

Terrine of Ratatouille

James Beard’s Grilled Eggplant Burger with Caramelized Onions

Eggplant with Yogurt-Tahini Sauce, Olive Oil & Pine Nuts

Grilled Eggplant and Zucchini Panini with Salsa Verde & Feta