Eggplant Noodles Recipe

Published on
August 5th 2022
Last updated on March 20th 2024
Chigoziri Nwachuku

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Front View of Eggplant Noodles
Closed Up Shot of Eggplant Noodles

With the keto diet, as with any diet, it's essential to get in those veggies. And these Eggplant Noodles help you do just that. Japanese eggplants are used in this recipe, the benefits of this eggplant variety are that there are fewer and smaller seeds as well as they are longer and firmer in texture to get that real noodle feel. Best part about eggplant is they soak up all the flavors like a sponge. 

Eggplant noodles are tossed in toasted sesame seed oil, seeds, soy sauce and garlic chili paste, so you have umami, savory, and heat in one bite. Then these eggplant noodles are topped with chopped roasted salted peanuts for saltiness, smokiness, and crunch. Finally, they're garnished with green onions for even more Asian flavors. Serve as a side dish, or double the recipe to make it a meal, top with some grilled beef, chicken, or shrimp. Yum!

Average: 5 (3 votes)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins


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Using a mandolin with a julienne attachment, julienne the eggplant.

Overview of Japanese eggplant being sliced using a mandolin

Heat up a large skillet to medium heat and add in the sesame oil 

Arial view of sesame oil being heated in a large pan

Add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds 

Arial view of garlic being sauteed in a pan

Add eggplant noodles and sauté for 4 minutes.

Eggplant noodles being added to a pan

Add sambal oelek and soy sauce, toss well and remove from the heat.

Overview of eggplant noodles being tossed with sambal and soy sauce

Twirl into bowls, topping with toasted sesame seeds, chopped peanuts and green onions.

Sideview of a bowl of eggplant noodles garnished with peanuts, sesame seeds and green onion
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