Thai Basil Eggplant Recipe

thai basil eggplant
  • Total: 17 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 7 mins
  • Yield: Serves 2
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
327 Calories
15g Fat
45g Carbs
11g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 2
Amount per serving
Calories 327
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 970mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 14g 51%
Protein 11g
Calcium 418mg 32%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

A deceptively simple yet delicious eggplant recipe for vegetarian Thai-style eggplant spiced with cayenne pepper and flavored with basil. It may seem like you're chopping up a lot of basil, but don't be afraid to add it all in, because the cayenne and basil really combine to create a unique spicy Thai flavor.

If you like eggplant, you'll love this vegetarian Thai basil eggplant recipe. Pair it with rice or a spicy Asian salad such as a Thai papaya salad or a Vietnamese noodle salad.


  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 eggplant, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1/3 c. fresh basil, chopped

Steps to Make It

  1. Sautee the garlic in olive oil for about 2 minutes. Add eggplant, soy sauce, and red pepper flakes and allow to cook for 3 to 5 more minutes.

  2. Add the basil, stirring well, and cook for another minute, or until eggplant is done.

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