Delicious Thai Basil Eggplant Recipe (Vegan Stir Fry)

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This Thai basil eggplant recipe is filled with crispy bell peppers, caramelized onions, and tender Japanese eggplant and tossed in a salty, slightly spicy sauce. It balances savory, salty, sweet, bitter, umami, and spicy flavors.

👩‍🍳 Why This Recipe Works

– Fast cooking time – You can make it as spicy (or not) as you like! – Better than takeout! – Quick and easy


How to make Thai Basil Eggplant 


Combine the sauce: In a small mixing bowl mix all of the sauce ingredients together. Set aside.


Cook the eggplant: Heat oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Sauté the eggplant slices in a single layer if possible. Add a little water to help the eggplant to cook through.


Cook the peppers and onion: Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, add the peppers and onion, and sauté until soft. Add the minced garlic and continue to cook for 1-2 minutes more.


Add the eggplant back in: Add the fried eggplant and stir through.


Pour in the sauce: Pour the sauce mixture into the cooked vegetables and cook for 2-3 minutes until the sauce has thickened and coated all of the vegetables.

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