nutritional information

Per 1 1/3-cup serving:

  • Calories: 109
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Total Fat: 3 g
  • Saturated Fat: <1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 211 mg
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Sugar: 14 g

Laotian Eggplant with Tomatoes, Onion, and Mint

Laotian Eggplant with Tomatoes, Onion, and Mint

Serves 6

30 minutes or fewer

Fresh mint adds a cool, light touch to this hearty eggplant stir-fry.
  • 1 Tbs. vegetable oil
  • 1 lb. Japanese eggplant, trimmed and diced (3 cups)
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced (1½ cups)
  • 4 medium tomatoes, chopped (2 cups)
  • 3 Tbs. dark brown sugar
  • 2 Tbs. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. lime juice
  • 1 ½ tsp. chile-garlic sauce, such as Huy Fong
  • 3 cups bean sprouts
  • 1 8-oz. can sliced bamboo shoots, rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup chopped fresh mint

Heat oil in wok or large skillet over high heat. Add eggplant and onion; stir-fry 10 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, brown sugar, soy sauce, lime juice, and chile-garlic sauce. Cook 3 minutes more. Add bean sprouts and bamboo shoots; stir-fry 2 minutes. Garnish with mint.

July 2009

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I've never reviewed a recipe, but this was so good I had to recommend it. I was looking for something new to do with eggplant and came across this. A complex, but fresh meal that tastes like it came from a restaurant! I added more mint & chili paste - my omnivore husband loved it too.

Jamie - 2012-09-12 00:02:06

Holy Moly-this is GOOD. just made a half recipe for lunch and now I'm not going to share. Perfect combo of sour sweet and salty :-)

Nikki - 2012-07-30 16:52:45

I have shared this with many friends and they all agree that it is GREAT!. I do find myself adding to it sometimes. a little of this and a little of that.

Donna - 2011-10-26 17:44:58

Great sauce - a very good stir fry. I left out the bean sprouts as personal preference and cut back on the mint, but the sweet, spicy & sour was a great combo. Agree on the cooking time - the eggplant goes from great to soggy in just an extra couple of minutes. Served over brown rice - a big hit!

Laura - 2011-07-25 21:33:12

This was a big hit! I substituted with tamari sauce, amber agave syrup, and Sambal Oelek Chili paste for the sauce (and a little extra garlic). This one's a keeper!

Susan - 2010-07-14 12:38:13

MMmmmmm....sooo yummy! Make sure to follow the time as doesn't taste as good if it's over cooked...

Taylor - 2010-02-07 16:37:47

Served this as part of an asian buffet and it was delicious!Be sure to use really good tomatoes for the freshest flavor.

pam - 2012-01-02 16:28:42