Thai Charred Eggplant with Tofu


This is a very authentic Thai flavored recipe using some European techniques in the preparation, which just makes this recipe a 10 out of 10. It's super delicious!!!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 servings


  • 5 small eggplants

  • 3 fresh green chile peppers

  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 small onion, quartered

  • 3 teaspoons light brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 8 ounces tofu, diced

  • ½ cup chopped fresh basil


  1. Preheat the grill for high heat.

  2. Oil the grill grate, and cook the eggplants on all sides until charred and black, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat, and place on a rack to cool. Peel, slice diagonally, and set aside.

  3. In a food processor or blender, combine the chile peppers, garlic, cilantro, onion, sugar, and lime juice. Process until smooth.

  4. Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat, and add the chile mixture. Reduce heat to medium, and cook for 1 minute. Gently stir in the tofu, 1/4 cup of basil, and the eggplant. Cook until heated through. Remove to a serving dish, and garnish with the remaining basil.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

219 Calories
7g Fat
36g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 219
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Sodium 21mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 11g 40%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 93mg 465%
Calcium 253mg 19%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 1131mg 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.