Vegan Recipes

Vegan Garlic Eggplant

Vegan Garlic Eggplant

Embark on a culinary journey with this delectable Vegan Garlic Eggplant recipe that celebrates the rich and savory flavors of eggplant paired with aromatic garlic and complementary seasonings. Whether you’re a longtime fan of eggplant or a newcomer to this versatile vegetable, this vegan dish promises a delightful combination of textures and tastes. Perfect as a side dish or a flavorful main course, Vegan Garlic Eggplant offers a wholesome and plant-based culinary experience that’s both satisfying and nourishing.

Full Recipe:


  • 2 medium-sized eggplants, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce (or tamari for a gluten-free option)
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or agave nectar
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (for cooking)
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional, for heat)
  • Sesame seeds and green onions for garnish
  • Cooked rice or quinoa (optional, for serving)


  1. Prepare Eggplant:
    • Wash the eggplants and cut them into bite-sized cubes. If using large eggplants, you may want to peel them, but this is optional.
  2. Make Marinade:
    • In a bowl, whisk together soy sauce, rice vinegar, maple syrup or agave nectar, minced garlic, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes if you desire a bit of heat.
  3. Marinate Eggplant:
    • Place the eggplant cubes in a large bowl and pour the marinade over them. Toss well to ensure the eggplant is evenly coated. Let it marinate for at least 15-20 minutes.
  4. Cook Eggplant:
    • Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the marinated eggplant and cook, stirring frequently, until the eggplant is tender and golden brown on the edges. This typically takes about 10-15 minutes.
  5. Garnish:
    • Once cooked, garnish the Vegan Garlic Eggplant with sesame seeds and chopped green onions for added flavor and a pop of color.
  6. Serve:
    • Serve the Vegan Garlic Eggplant over cooked rice or quinoa if desired, creating a wholesome and satisfying meal.
Nutrition Facts (Per Serving – Makes about 4 servings, without rice/quinoa):
  • Calories: 120
  • Fat: 7g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Total Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6g
  • Sugars: 8g

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