Whole30 Asian-style Stir-fried Eggplant

by Asian Recipes At Home

Our easy Asian-style stir-fried eggplant recipe is a perfect vegetable side dish that is also Paleo, soy-free, and Whole30 compliant. 

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Asian-style stir-fried eggplant recipe is a perfect vegetable side dish that is also Paleo, soy-free and Whole30 compliant.

Eggplant is so delicious! We just love making eggplant side dishes. If you want a new way to eat eggplant that is also healthy for you too, then you have to try out our recipe! This eggplant recipe is made using ingredients that are all Whole30 compliant, Paleo, and even soy-free. This recipe is very similar to our Korean-style Stir-Fried Eggplant (Gaji Bokkeum), but we modified it a bit to make it Whole30 compliant. Still very tasty and a bit healthier than before! A win-win! 

 

Key features and tips

To make this recipe, we recommend using Japanese/Chinese-style eggplants. Here’s what Japanese/Chinese-style eggplants look like:

HK SYP Best of Best Vegetable purple Eggplant Aug-2012

Although, you could also use regular eggplants (a.k.a. American Eggplant) as a substitute if you can not find Japanese/Chinese-style eggplants. This slimmer variety makes it easier to cut on the bias and is great for stir-frying in many Asian recipes.

 

Ingredients needed to make this Whole30 eggplant recipe

  • Japanese/Chinese-style eggplants
  • Yellow onion
  • Green onions
  • Garlic clove
  • Avocado oil

For the stir-fry sauce:

  • Coconut amino sauce
  • Fish sauce
  • Mushroom powder
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper

Asian-style stir-fried eggplant recipe is a perfect vegetable side dish that is also Paleo, soy-free and Whole30 compliant.

How to make this easy stir-fried eggplant recipe

Step 1: Prepare the eggplant

Cut the eggplant lengthwise in half. Then cut on the diagonal into slices.

 

Step 2: Time to stir-fry the onions

Heat a frying pan on medium-high heat. Once the pan is warm add in the avocado oil. Next, add in the yellow onion slices and stir-fry for about 5 minutes.

 

Step 3: Add in the sliced eggplant and stir-fry

Then add the eggplant slices to the frying pan with the onions. Continue stir-frying for about 10 minutes. 

 

Step 4: Add the green onions and the stir-fry sauce

Add in the green onions and the stir-fry sauce to the frying pan. Continue stir-frying for another 2-3 minutes. 

Asian-style stir-fried eggplant recipe is a perfect vegetable side dish that is also Paleo, soy-free and Whole30 compliant.

Step 5: Enjoy!

Remove from heat and enjoy!

Asian-style stir-fried eggplant recipe is a perfect vegetable side dish that is also Paleo, soy-free and Whole30 compliant.

Serving suggestions

This stir-fried eggplant is especially great with rice, however, if you’re doing a Whole30 or are staying Paleo, then you will need to forgo the rice. Even if you’re not eating rice you can still pair this delicious eggplant side dish recipe with a protein of your choice. If you need some protein ideas that are also Whole30 compliant, check out these recipes:

 

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Asian-style stir-fried eggplant recipe is a perfect vegetable side dish that is also Paleo, soy-free and Whole30 compliant.

Whole30 Asian-style Stir-fried Eggplant

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

Our easy Asian-style stir-fried eggplant recipe is a perfect vegetable side dish that is also Paleo, soy-free, and Whole30 compliant.

Ingredients

  • 2 Japanese/Chinese-style eggplants, diagonally sliced
  • 1 medium-sized yellow onion, sliced
  • 3 green onions, diagonally sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 Tbsp avocado oil
  • For the stir-fry sauce:
  • 2 Tbsp coconut aminos
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • ½ tsp mushroom powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Cut the eggplant lengthwise in half. Then cut on the diagonal into slices.
  2. Heat a frying pan on medium-high heat. Once the pan is warm add in the avocado oil. Next, add in the yellow onion slices and stir-fry for about 5 minutes.
  3. Then add the eggplant slices to the frying pan with the onions. Continue stir-frying for about 10 minutes.
  4. Add in the green onions and the stir-fry sauce to the frying pan. Continue stir-frying for another 2-3 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and enjoy!

Notes

If staying gluten-free, ensure that the fish sauce and mushroom powder you choose is labeled gluten-free.

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