Microwave Quick Eggplant for Two

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1 eggplant, about 1/2 pound
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley

Cut the eggplant in half lengthwise. Sprinkle the olive oil and a little salt over the top of each half.

Place on a plate and microwave on high for 4 minutes, turning once.

Sprinkle with the minced parsley. That's all. It will serve two.


My husband and I enjoyed this. I sprinkled it with cajun seasoning instead of salt. So easy!
Simba, Long Island

thanks for this recepie, i really love eggplant.
jac, Location not stated.

Absolutely Fabulous!!
Anonymous, Location not stated.

Thank you Thank you and Thank you. Quite often I go to the store to try out a new vegetable in the microwave. I use the internet to find out how to cook it All I want to know how do I cook this one thing in the microwave Today it was eggplant The search engine comes up usually with The sights that have nothing to do with cooking trying to get me to their sight by using my search phrase And their are the recipes with like 25 ingredients made I think master chefs. Today I just wanted to know how to cook an eggplant in a microwave thatís it. So thank you for this very nice simple recipe. I had everything I needed on hand thank you.
J Smith , Location not stated.

I love eggplants, and this simple way to cook them brings out the essence of their creamy texture and unusual taste, without competing flavors, thank you!!
mai, nyc

Ditto... 5 eggplants.
Anonymous, MD

I like it! Very simple, quicker than grilling. Now I can eat all the extra egglants in my garden.
kaval, san jose, ca

Recipe is unclear.
Sandra, Location not stated.

I tried this and after 4 minutes the eggplant looked all dry with a texture like foam rubber. I then put the two halves face down (maybe this is what is meant by
Michael, Tucson, AZ

Soooooo good!! Simple and totally satisfying. Great summer food. Simply amazing!!
Jill, Toronto

I was looking for an easy way to cook eggplants. This recipe is perfect.
George, Georgia

It wasn't clear whether turning the eggplant was turning the dish like a lot of foods require, or turning over the eggplant on the cut side after 2 minutes. And also the size of the eggplant might make a difference. Otherwise, it was a good start for quick meals. Thank you.
Anonymous, Location not stated.

Nice and easy... my family loved it... thanks
lareine, Dubai, UAe

Eggplant and olive oil: the perfect combination. I cooked the eggplant for 3 minutes at 1000 Watt, turned and another 1 minute at 1000 Watt again. Left it in the microwave for 20 minutes, cut it into small pieces and coated those in the olive oil. Delicious. Thank you!
Jan, Hiroshima

I added a zesty tang after cooking. coated with oil. added some Garlic powder, and some dried Pizza spices. Cooked three minutes at hi, then turned each half over in its dish for another 1 minute. cooled, and sliced. Then added a trace of white vinegar. Just a sprinkle. Wunderbar! 1/4 of the eggplant is enough for one portion. Serve with Teryacki noodles (Packaged) for a great summer meal!
Charlie, Whiting, NJ

YEAH! Great summer plan without heating up the kitchen!
Anonymous, Location not stated.

I used extra-virgin olive oil and substituted cracked black pepper for the salt and parsley. I did not turn it. Yummy!
George, Los Angeles

I cut the eggplant into dumpling-size (mouth-filling-size) pieces and then MWd, skin side down, for 4 minutes. I drizzled with Italian EVOO that had been pressed and bottled within 24h of harvest. I sprinkled with sea salt and cracked pepper and then allowed the covered MW bowl to sit overnight outside the frig. My breakfast of a 2-egg omelet and eggplant with coffee was the best I've ever had.
George, Los Angeles

This gave me the courage to try eggplant in the microwave. I used my Fasta Pasta dish...oblong with high sides, sliced my 2 lb eggplant into 2 inch slices then quartered them and peeled them, added at least if not more 1/4 C water and sprinkled the chunks with olive oil. Then nuked on high for 4 min turning in between. Then I mashed it up with about a Tblsp of Tahini and a Tblspn of premade Pesto. Ahh It was absolutely delicious.
Marianne, Location not stated.

I'm still working on texture. I want to use slices of eggplant as low-carb wraps for bacon etc. Chewy 'like foam rubber' would be fine. How to cook and dry it a little in the microwave without it going on to mush?
susan, Location not stated.

This recipe made the egg plant so tasty it's great!!!!
Letty, Sanford,North Carolina

So easy and so delicious. I'm glad I found this online.
Joanne , Cincinnati

Followed instructions but scooped out the seeds prior to cooking then covered the eggplant with wax paper to prevent it from drying. When done, I drizzled with balsamic vinegar, put mozzarella cheese in the indentation, then baked in the oven until the cheese was melted. It was delicious.
Gingerbrooke, Clinton, NJ

I microwave eggplant (cubed) all the time in a covered microwave safe dish - till tender - for capanata. Once cooked, drain the juice from the eggplant - dry with a paper towel - and
Anonymous, Location not stated.

I use salad dressing instead of oil. I think it tastes great!
Anonymous, Location not stated.

Delicious and easy to make. Thank you!
Ziningi Nkosi, Johannesburg

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