Spicy Eggplant

Eggplant is rich in iron, calcium, and fiber. In this recipe it gets bold flavor from garlic and chili oil.

Spicy Eggplant
5 from 1 vote

Spicy Eggplant

Love eggplant? Then you won't want to miss this tasty recipe that adds some spice to the mix. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Keyword spicy eggplant
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Rest 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 3 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 80 kcal


  • 1 medium eggplant sliced into ½-inch rounds, cut into ¾-inch strips (about 1½ lbs.)
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp. chili oil
  • ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced


  1. Combine eggplant and salt in a medium bowl; toss gently to blend. Let eggplant rest for 30 to 45 minutes.

  2. While eggplant rests, combine sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic, chili oil, and red pepper in a small bowl; mix well. Set aside.

  3. Preheat broiler on high.

  4. Brush eggplant slices with oil mixture.

  5. Place eggplant on baking sheet lined with aluminum foil; bake, for 6 to 8 minutes, turning once, until golden.

  6. Garnish with green onions; serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Eggplant
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 80 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 280mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 4g
Protein 2g 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.