Thai Basil Eggplant Recipe

thai basil eggplant
  • 17 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 7 mins
  • Yield: Serves 2
Ratings (4)

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.

What You'll Need

  • 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

How 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.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 327
Total Fat 15 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Unsaturated Fat 10 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 970 mg
Carbohydrates 45 g
Dietary Fiber 14 g
Protein 11 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)