Japanese eggplants marinated in sesame sauce served with a pair of chopsticks

Inspired by Japanese cooking, this refreshing side dish can be paired up with a rich main course or can be served with rice or a simple green salad. Japanese eggplant sesame salad can be made low-carb and gluten-free. This delicious salad will brighten your day while helping balance your hormones.

Serving Size: 4-6

Ingredients for Eggplants in Sesame Sauce

  • Eggplant, 3
  • Garlic, 1 clove, minced
  • Low-carb sweetener, 2 Tablespoon
  • Sesame oil, 1 Tablespoon
  • Vinegar, 2 Tablespoon
  • Tamari sauce or gluten-free soy sauce, 3 Tablespoon (you can use regular soy sauce if not restricted by diet)
  • Sesame seeds, 5 Tablespoon

Instructions for Japanese Eggplants in Sesame

1.Cut eggplants in half lengthwise. Make criss cross patterns.

2.Grease a frying pan. Cook the skin side of eggplants with a lid closed for five minutes.

3.Flip to the other side and cook for another five minutes or until eggplants become tender.

4.Make sesame sauce by mixing garlic, sweetener, sesame oil, vinegar, tamari sauce (regular soy sauce if not restricted by diet), and sesame seeds.

5.Leave cooked eggplants in the sesame sauce and refrigerate until ready to serve.

6.Sprinkle scallions for garnish and serve the eggplants cold.

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Japanese eggplants marinated in sesame sauce served with a pair of chopsticks

Eggplants in Sesame Sauce


  • Author: graceoh@wellforher.com
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Inspired by Japanese cooking, this refreshing side dish can be paired up with a rich main course or can be served with rice or a simple green salad. Japanese eggplant sesame salad can be made low-carb and gluten-free. This amazingly delicious salad will brighten your day while helping balance your hormones.


Ingredients

  • Eggplant, 3
  • Garlic, 1 clove, minced
  • Low-carb sweetener, 2 Tablespoon
  • Sesame oil, 1 Tablespoon
  • Vinegar, 2 Tablespoon
  • Gluten-free tamari sauce, 3 Tablespoon (you can use soy sauce if you are not restricted by diet)
  • Sesame seeds, 5 Tablespoon

Instructions

  1. Cut eggplants in half lengthwise. Make criss cross patterns.
  2. Grease a frying pan. Cook the skin side of eggplants with a lid closed for five minutes.
  3. Flip to the other side and cook for another five minutes or until eggplants become tender.
  4. Make sesame sauce by mixing garlic, sweetener, sesame oil, vinegar, tamari sauce (or soy sauce if not restricted by diet), and sesame seeds.
  5. Leave cooked eggplants in the sesame sauce and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  6. Sprinkle scallions for garnish and serve the eggplants cold.

Notes

It’s best to leave the eggplants in the sauce for a couple of hours before serving for a rich flavor.

  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: One pan
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Keywords: Gluten free eggplant recipe, eggplant sesame recipe, eggplant in sesame sauce, Japanese eggplant recipe