Loaded Eggplant Boats

Kyra Williams

by | Updated: January 13th, 2022

Let’s give some love to the eggplant. The nutrient-dense fruit (they grow on vines and contain seeds) contains a vast amount of vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants, with little calories. When roasted, their slightly bitter taste mellows to mild and rich, and they take on a soft, creamy texture. In this vegan stuffed eggplant recipe, you’ll load them with marinara, heirloom tomatoes and good quality olives for a side dish or appetizer full of flavor and fun. Be sure to eat the passionate purple skin to enjoy more of this lovely plant’s knockout nutrients!

Stuffed Eggplant Boats with Olives, Tomatoes and Marinara in Baking Dish on Wooden Table | Vitacost.com/blog

Stuffed Eggplant Boats with Olives, Tomatoes and Marinara in Baking Dish on Wooden Table | Vitacost.com/blog
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Loaded Eggplant Boats

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 150 kcal
Author Kyra Williams



  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Remove ends of eggplants and slice each lengthwise. Scoop out insides, leaving outer edges about 1/2-inch thick. Arrange in baking pan, sprinkle each half with 1 Tbsp. olive oil.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes; remove from oven.
  4. Coat each half with 2-3 Tbsp. marinara and top with olives and tomatoes. Add salt and pepper.
  5. Bake for another 5-8 minutes.
  6. Add fresh parsley before serving. (Note: Slice each half crosswise into sections if serving as appetizer.)

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Loaded Eggplant Boats
Amount Per Serving
Calories 150 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Sodium 514mg21%
Potassium 398mg11%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 453IU9%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Kyra Williams

Kyra Williams hasn’t always been fit. She used to be quite the opposite, in fact. During her college years, she lived on pizza and beer and packed on an unhealthy amount of pounds, due to total inactivity. One day, something clicked, and Kyra knew it was time to lose the weight. Since that time, she’s fallen so in love with fitness that she’s made it her life’s work to help others to make the changes they need to become fit, active and healthy. Kyra is a self-employed, NASM-certified online personal trainer and nutrition expert, Crossfit Level One Trainer, USA Weightlifting and USA Powerlifting Coach, and she’s helped women all over the world through her online training services and training programs. For more info or to connect with Kyra, visit http://kyrawilliamsfitness.com/.