Vegan Thai Basil Eggplant

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.)

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

This deceptively simple yet delicious recipe for vegetarian Thai-style eggplant is 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.


  • 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. Sauté 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.