Thai Basil Eggplant Recipe

  • 17 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 7 mins
  • Yield: Serves 2

A deceptively simple yet delicious eggplant recipe for vegetarian Thai-style eggplant spiced with cayenne pepper and flavored with basil. It may seem like you're chopping up a lot of basil, but don't be afraid to add it all in, because the cayenne and basil really combine to create a unique spicy Thai flavor. If you like eggplant, you'll love this vegetarian Thai basil eggplant recipe. Pair it with rice or a spicy Asian salad such as a Thai papaya salad or a Vietnamese noodle salad. Enjoy!

See also: More vegetarian and vegan Thai food recipes

What You'll Need

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 eggplant, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1/3 c. fresh basil, chopped

How to Make It

  1. Sautee the garlic in olive oil for about 2 minutes. Add eggplant, soy sauce, and red pepper flakes and allow to cook for 3 to 5 more minutes.
  2. Add the basil, stirring well, and cook for another minute, or until eggplant is done.

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