Sweet Potato Eggplant Hash

  Apr 19, 2018  |  #Breakfast
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This Sweet Potato Eggplant Hash is a great way to add vegetables into your morning routine, or have as a side to any entree. Dress it up with eggs or bacon, or enjoy as is!

I’m popping in with a delicious eggplant hash recipe today that’s perfect as a breakfast hash or as a side to any entrees. Let’s call it a sweet potato eggplant breakfast hash, but the beauty is that it will work with a variety of different vegetables.

If you have trouble getting enough vegetables, this sweet potato eggplant hash may be the solution for you.

I know what you’re thinking – eggplant for breakfast?

Yes! This eggplant breakfast hash is full of satiating protein and fiber, vibrant vitamins and minerals, and complex carbohydrates. It’s screaming my your name.

Eggplant breakfast recipes are my new favorite.

I’ve been playing around with eggplant a lot lately. There are so many things you can do with them – like use them as a canvas for pizza sliders, do an eggplant parm, saute them and add them to just about anything. They will amp up the fiber content of any dish, as well as add B Vitamins, Vitamin K, and antioxidants like anythocyanins.

Did you know foods with purple hues, like eggplant, are full of antioxidants? Same with the dark blue hues of blueberries. Colors means nutrition!

In testing out all of the ways to use eggplant, I’ve especially come to love the idea of this vegetable hash. While eggplant is the star of this eggplant hash recipe, this recipe wouldn’t be the same without the help of its accomplices. I love diced sweet potato and zucchini, a bed of greens, and some spices mixed in with the eggplant hash as well.

There’s just something about a sweet potato and eggplant hash together. You can tailor the spices to your liking – this recipe is rather forgiving, which makes it all the greater. I always have this everything spice on hand, and sneak in turmeric whenever I can for it’s health benefits!

Eggplant breakfast hash with eggs

Tips for Cooking with Eggplant

I used to never buy eggplant because I was like, “what do I do with this?” And it can be very bland if you don’t season it, which is why I totally recommend cooking it in a cast iron skillet. If you don’t have one, what are you waiting for?

So, the trick to taking away some of the bitterness of eggplant is adding a pinch of salt over it once you slice it up. This helps remove some of the liquid and moisture in the eggplant and helps improve flavor so when you cook it up, it doesn’t get all mushy.

And since I pair eggs with everything, creating a hash with eggs was a natural fit for me. You know what makes eggs so great? Not only are they full of protein and copious amounts of the good things our bodies need, but they are the best toppings for things. I haven’t found many items I can’t put an egg on that doesn’t exceed my expectations. Like this breakfast scramble or sweet potato egg casserole.

Dare you to try.

Sweet Potato Eggplant Breakfast Hash
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

This Eggplant Breakfast Hash is a great way to add vegetables into your morning routine, or have as a side to any entree. Dress it up with eggs or bacon, or enjoy as is!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: vegetarian
Keyword: Eggplant Breakfast Hash
Servings: 2
Calories: 150 kcal
Author: Sarah Schlichter, MPH, RDN
Ingredients
  • ½ large eggplant
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 can of canned tomatoes
  • ½ yellow onion
  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp Basil
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1-2 cups of greens (I used arugula/spinach)
  • Optional Toppings
  • Avocado
  • Cheese
  • Eggs, Chorizo or Black Beans
Instructions
  1. Dice the eggplant and lightly season with salt. Let it sit out for about 30 minutes.
  2. Mix your spices in a small bowl.
  3. Sautee onion in olive oil over medium high heat. Add in eggplant and cook for 5-6 minutes. Meanwhile, microwave your sweet potato for 4-5 minutes.
  4. Once sweet potato is done, dice it and add to the pan mixture with the onion. Add in canned tomatoes. You can add another ½ tbsp. of olive oil if you need to.
  5. Pour spices onto mixture and simmer on low for 5-10 minutes.
  6. Top with eggs/cheese, avocado, and devour!

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Sweet Potato Eggplant Breakfast Hash

Switch in or out some of the vegetables (adding mushrooms would be a plus), add any type of cheese, meat or chorizo if you so desire, and create the ultimate flavor combination. Whether you choose soft/hard boiled eggs, or over-easy eggs, I think having a little yolk on top is a great way to soak up all the flavors.

vegetables in a skillet with over easy eggs

 

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19 responses to “Sweet Potato Eggplant Hash

  1. This is my kind of hash, sweet potatoes and all the veggies!!! I have to say I don’t think I’ve ever added eggplant but I have one in my kitchen I will have to give it a try!
    Thank you for linking up with us for Meatless Monday!

  2. oh my I LOVE eggplant!! i love this hash- i love hashes but haven’t used all of these ingredients together in one. i’ll have to try it soon!! it’s generally how i cook anyways 🙂

  3. This is why you need to come to The Yolk with me. They make a delicious veggie hash with eggs on top. It’s my dream meal.
    I mostly have eggplant in thai food or when I get eggplant parm (yum). I need to grab some this summer and try this!

  4. Interesting. Okay so I have never been an eggplant fan. I’ve tried it numerous times in different recipes but it always just ends up way to soggy! So maybe I wasn’t doing your salt tip and letting it sit. I’m still very hopeful and would like to conquer this vegetable, so I will give it another go. Hashes are obviously amazing so this may be a good way.
    Question – did you use the liquid with the can of tomatoes too? Or drain it?

    1. I actually kept and used the liquid from the canned tomatoes because I had an italian/basil flavored. It helped! I definitely know what you mean about eggplant – hopefully the salt trick will help. I’m also pretty lenient about the olive oil for flavor and just mixing in lots of other veggies!

    2. ah i LOVE eggplant! i have about 3 VERY different preparations, and i love them all, so if you need new textures to try for it, or a new recipe, let me know!!

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