Garlic Eggplant Vegan Stir-Fry

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20 mins

Delve into a world of vegan-friendly flavour with our Garlic Eggplant Vegan Stir-Fry. This dish showcases the rich, savoury taste of eggplant, infused with the bold notes of garlic and a zesty sauce. Perfectly balanced and entirely plant-based, it's a culinary delight for vegans and food enthusiasts alike


  • 2 medium-sized eggplants, cut into bite-sized pieces

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (use tamari for a gluten-free option)
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust to your spice preference)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Cooked rice or noodles for serving
  • Chopped green onions and sesame seeds for garnish (optional)


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, rice vinegar, maple syrup or agave nectar, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes. Set aside.

  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the minced garlic and cook for about 30 seconds until fragrant, being careful not to burn it.
  4. Add the eggplant pieces to the wok. Stir-fry for about 5-7 minutes until they become tender and slightly browned. If needed, you can cover the wok for a few minutes to help soften the eggplant.
  5. Remove the cooked eggplant from the wok and set it aside.
  6. In the same wok, add the remaining tablespoon of vegetable oil. Add the sliced onion and stir-fry for about 2-3 minutes until it becomes translucent and slightly caramelised.
  7. Return the cooked eggplant to the wok.
  8. Pour the sauce mixture over the eggplant and onions. Toss everything together and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until the sauce coats the vegetables evenly. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  9. Serve your Garlic Eggplant Vegan Stir-Fry Wok over cooked rice or noodles.
  10. Garnish with chopped green onions and sesame seeds if desired.

To find tips on seasoning and cleaning our hand hammered wok, visit FAQ.


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