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Sesame Soy Grilled Eggplant

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 15 1x
  • Category: Main Dishes
  • Cuisine: Vegan


This super easy and healthy grilled eggplant recipe is perfect for a summer BBQ or a fall side dish. It’s loaded with flavours and healthy benefits.



1 large eggplant, cut into 1/2 inch slices

2 tbsp. coconut aminos

2 tbsp. rice white vinegar

1 1/2 tbsp. Sun Butter

1 tbsp. white miso

1 tbsp. sambal

1 tsp sesame seeds

handful fresh green onion, finely chopped

Garnish with:

sesame seeds

fresh basil, mint and cilantro


Preheat your oven to 400F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.  Lightly grease each piece of parchment with some olive oil and then set aside.

Cut the eggplant and use a clean, dry cloth to lightly dab each eggplant to remove any excess water.  Place onto parchment and bake the eggplant for 15 minutes on each side.

Into a medium-sized bowl prepare your sesame soy sauce, stir till well combined.

After 15 minutes of cooking, flip your eggplant and using a brush generously brush sauce onto each piece.  Place back into the oven for 15 more minutes.

Before serving, give the other side of the eggplant a brush with the sauce, place back into the oven for 1 minute before platting with fresh sesame seeds and herbs.

Serves well with more vegetables and fluffy steamed rice.


I encourage you to double or triple the sauce as it’s great on all grilled or baked vegetables.  I also enjoy it with cooked rice or vermicelli noodles.

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