Striate Aubergine

The striate aubergine, also known as graffiti eggplant, is a variety of aubergine distinguished by its glossy skin with white and purple stripes. This type of eggplant has an elongated shape and a size that can vary from medium to large.

Its flesh is white, tender, and contains few seeds, characterized by a sweet flavor and a creamy texture once cooked. Striped eggplants are particularly appreciated for their aesthetic beauty, making them a decorative addition to dishes, as well as for their delicate taste which makes them suitable for a wide range of recipes. They are ideal for grilling, roasting, frying, or using in baked preparations such as lasagna and parmigiana. Their ability to absorb flavors makes them perfect for marinating or for preparing rich and flavorful dishes, such as stews and curries.

The striped eggplant adds not only flavor but also a unique visual touch to dishes, making it highly valued in the kitchen, especially in quality restaurants where the appearance of the dish is as important as its taste.



In the kitchen, especially in a high-quality restaurant, the striate aubergine can be used to create a variety of Italian and international dishes, thanks to its appealing aesthetics and delicate flavor. Here are some ideas:

  1. Eggplant parmigiana: a classic Italian dish, where striped eggplants can be used for their sweetness and to add a unique visual touch to the dish.
  2. Eggplant rolls: slices of striped eggplant can be grilled and then rolled with fillings such as goat cheese and spinach, offering an elegant and tasty presentation.
  3. Caponata: this Sicilian dish can be enriched with the use of striped eggplants, adding color and a creamy texture to the preparation.
  4. Baba ganoush: a Middle Eastern spread made from eggplants, where the use of striped eggplants can enrich the dish with a subtle sweetness.
  5. Ratatouille: in the classic French dish, striped eggplants can be used for their aesthetics, improving the visual appeal of the final dish.
  6. Eggplant curry: in Indian or Thai recipes, striped eggplants can add not only flavor but also a beautiful color contrast.