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eggplant in garlic sauce on a decorative plate

Eggplant in Garlic Sauce

Eggplant in garlic sauce is a quick and easy vegetable side dish that comes together in 10 minutes. Savory and garlicky with a spicy kick!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Entrée, Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Servings 2
Calories 208 kcal


  • 1/2 lb eggplant 1/2 inch slices on a bias
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp garlic minced
  • 1 tsp ginger minced
  • 1 scallion thinly sliced


  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp shacha sauce Bull Head
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp shaoxing wine
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp potato starch
  • 1/8 tsp chili flakes


  • Whisk sauce ingredients and set aside.
  • In a pan on medium heat, add oil and fry the eggplant for 2 minutes on each side. Set aside.
  • In the same pan, add sesame oil and sauté garlic and ginger for 1 minute.
  • Add sauce mixture and eggplant and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Garnish with scallions. Happy nomming!


  • Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Estimate

Calories: 208kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 2gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gSodium: 511mgPotassium: 313mgFiber: 4gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 123IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 1mg
Keyword eggplant
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