Miso Roasted Eggplant (Vegan)

Miso Roasted Eggplant

Say hello to your new favorite way of cooking eggplants! Miso Roasted Eggplant or Aubergine is a quick and easy Japanese side dish that is perfect for lazy days. The eggplant in the recipe is baked in the oven until tender and covered in a rich, umami miso sauce.

What is the inspiration behind this Miso Roasted Eggplant?

This dish is inspired by Nasu Dengaku – a Japanese eggplant side dish made with eggplant cut in half, scored and brushed with a sweet & savory miso glaze. It is a flavorful and umami dish that will impress any eggplant skeptics.

What’s special about this recipe?

The sauce is the key to the recipe. It uses three simple and accessible ingredients: miso paste that adds richness and saltiness, and is balanced by the rice vinegar/mirin and sweetness from the sugar.

The sesame seeds, green onions and pomegranate seeds also add flavours and exciting colors to the dish.

How to serve this Miso Roasted Eggplant?

You can serve this recipe with a bowl of warm rice.

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Miso Roasted Eggplant

Miso Roasted Eggplant

  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x


An easy and healthy way to cook eggplants, with a flavor-packed umami miso sauce. This recipe is weeknight-friendly, requiring only 5 minutes of active cooking time.


  • 1 eggplant
  • 1 tbsp miso paste
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar or mirin


  • sesame seeds
  • chopped green onions
  • pomegranate seeds (optional)


  1. Wash and chop your eggplant in half. Score each side in a criss-cross pattern.
  2. Roast in the oven for 30 minutes at 200°C (392°F).
  3. In a bowl, mix together miso paste, sugar and vinegar to make the sauce.
  4. In the last 5 minutes, take the eggplant out and brush the sauce on top. Put it back in the oven for the remaining time.
  5. Garnish the eggplant with sesame seeds, chopped green onions and pomegrate seeds.
  6. Serve the eggplant over rice and edamame or other plant protein of choice.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Main Course, Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Keywords: aubergine, easy to make, eggplant, gluten free, miso, oil-free, vegan, vegetable

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