Eggplant gets transformed in the oven with a fragrant miso glaze scented with ginger, miso, garlic and chile paste. For an impressive finishing touch, complement with Greek yogurt and chopped peanuts., April 2022


Read the full recipe after the video.

Recipe Summary

20 mins
1 hr


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400°F.

  • Slice eggplants in half lengthwise. Make a few long slices in the eggplant flesh with the tip of a knife, making sure not to pierce the skin. Arrange the halves, cut-sides up, on a large rimmed baking sheet.

  • Combine sesame oil, garlic, ginger, vinegar, miso, maple syrup, sambal oelek and soy sauce in a food processor. Pulse until mostly smooth.

  • Brush the eggplant halves with the glaze; roast until the eggplant is tender, about 40 minutes.

  • Transfer the eggplant halves to a platter. Sprinkle with salt and top with yogurt, peanuts and parsley. Squeeze lemon over the top.

To make ahead

Prepare miso glaze (Step 3); cover and let stand at room temperature for up to 3 hours.


Sambal oelek is a thick Indonesian condiment made with chiles, vinegar and salt that adds a spicy kick to the dressing here. Find it in well-stocked grocery stores or specialty Asian grocery stores. Use the rest of that jar in stir-fries, noodle dishes or in place of your favorite hot sauce.

Nutrition Facts

2 eggplant halves
277 calories; protein 8g; carbohydrates 21g; dietary fiber 7g; sugars 12g; added sugar 3g; fat 20g; saturated fat 3g; mono fat 8g; poly fat 7g; cholesterol 3mg; vitamin a iu 298IU; vitamin b3 niacin 3mg; vitamin c 11mg; vitamin e iu 2IU; folate 69mg; vitamin k 41mg; sodium 325mg; calcium 70mg; iron 1mg; magnesium 54mg; phosphorus 134mg; potassium 665mg; zinc 1mg; omega 6 fatty acid 7g; niacin equivalents 4mg; selenium 5mcg.