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Fairy Tale Eggplant Sauté

  • Author: Cindy
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 3-4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Saute
  • Cuisine: American


Fairy Tale Eggplant Sauté is a vegan dish made extra special with this seasonal eggplant. The sweetness from the eggplant and the combination of ingredients & spices blends well for a tasty dinner!



3.5 oz shiitake mushrooms

12 shallots

1 roasted red pepper (jarred is fine)

1/2 yellow pepper

10 fairy tale eggplants

4 tbsp olive oil

1/2 tsp crushed garlic

1 tbsp ketchup

1 tsp fermented chile paste **see note

2 tbsp maple syrup

1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

1 13.4 oz container of garbanzo beans (chick peas), strained & rinsed

34 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro

salt & pepper to taste


  1. Clean, stem & slice the shiitake mushrooms
  2. Peel shallots, chop finely
  3. Slice the red peppers into slivers
  4. Dice the yellow pepper
  5. Rinse the eggplants under running water. Dry, trim the top end (with the greens)  and slice each lengthwise.
  6. Mix all the wet ingredients together in a measuring cup and set aside.
  7. Heat 2 tbsp oil to a non stick pan. Cook shiitake mushrooms for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  8. Add shallots and cook until lightly browned. 
  9. Remove mushrooms & onions from pan and set aside.
  10. Add remaining (2 tbsp) oil to pan, and place eggplant in pan cut side down.
  11. Cook until slightly tender, about 6-8 minutes. Add in yellow peppers & garlic and cook another 2 -3 minute before adding mushrooms and onions back to pan. 
  12. Add wet ingredients and stir gently. 
  13. Add in chick peas and cook until all ingredients are blended & heated thoroughly. Add salt & pepper to taste.
  14. Top with chopped cilantro & serve!


*For a little extra kick add crushed red chili pepper flakes

**I use “Mother In Laws” Gochujang Fermented Chili Paste

***If fairy tale eggplant isn’t available, substitute with a different variety of eggplant and cut into cubes


  • Serving Size: 1 bowl
  • Calories: 350
  • Sugar: 7.8 g
  • Sodium: 1406.1 mg
  • Fat: 23.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 28.3 g
  • Protein: 9.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: fairy tale eggplant, vegan, seasonal