Oct 102012

Healthy Eggplant Recipe

Sweet and Sour Eggplant is a delicious Chinese- inspired dish. Try this simple healthy eggplant recipe to spice-up your eggplant.

2 long Chinese, or one large Globe eggplant
1 T red wine vinegar
1 ½ T soy sauce
1 T sugar
1 red green chili pepper, chopped
1 tsp cornstarch
½ to 1 tsp chili oil, to taste
2 tsp salt, or to taste
2 T vegetable oil
Toasted sesame seeds


Place the eggplant cubes into a large bowl, and sprinkle with salt. Fill with enough water to cover, and let stand for 30 minutes. Rinse well, and drain on paper towels.
In a small bowl, stir together the soy sauce, red wine vinegar, sugar, chili pepper, cornstarch and chili oil. Set the sauce aside.
Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Fry the eggplant until it is tender and begins to brown, 5 to 10 minutes. Pour in the sauce, and cook and stir until the sauce is thick and the eggplant is evenly coated. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top. Serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings

This recipe for Sweet and Sour Eggplant would be delicious with any variety.  It’s coated with a spicy, sweet sauce, is easy and delicious and gives you the health benefits of eggplant.

Read about eggplant nutrition and the health benefits of eggplant.

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