Spicy Eggplant Stir-Fry


Fresh basil adds a sweet taste to balance out the peppery flavor of this quick and easy spicy eggplant stir-fry.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
3 servings


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • 1 large eggplant, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped

  • 1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and coarsely chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil leaves


  1. Heat a large skillet or wok over high heat. Add oil and pepper flakes and allow to sizzle for 15 to 20 seconds. Add eggplant and toss in the oil. Cook, stirring every minute, until it just begins to char, about 5 minutes. Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic; stir-fry for 3 minutes.

  2. Drizzle with soy sauce and vinegar, sprinkle with brown sugar and cornstarch, then toss to coat all of the vegetables. Cook until sauce has thickened, about 1 minute.

  3. Remove from the heat, add basil, and toss to combine.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

210 Calories
10g Fat
29g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 210
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Sodium 913mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 10g 35%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 63mg 315%
Calcium 72mg 6%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 778mg 17%

* 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.

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