Tender and mild when eaten raw and mouth wateringly lush when cooked, eggplant is a versatile vegetable that tastes similar to summer squash or zucchini. Excellent breaded or grilled. Although this vegetable can be used to absorb flavor in any cooked vegetable dish, it is technically classified as a berry! It’s like a tomato where you can eat the skin and the seeds, but it’s also like a potato where it is popularly enjoyed cooked. A berry and a vegetable all rolled into one! Get the best of both worlds with an eggplant!