Easy Aubergine and Zucchini Namul

Easy Aubergine and Zucchini Namul

This is an easy dish that uses plenty of summer vegetables such as aubergines and zucchinis. Add some red or yellow peppers to make it more colourful.

Ingredients: 2-3 servings

Garlic (grated) Recipe ID: 2322784
a small amount
to taste
to taste
Umami seasoning
to taste
Toasted sesame seeds
2-3 teaspoons
Sesame oil
1/2-1 teaspoon


1. Cut the aubergine and courgette lengthwise in half. Then slice diagonally into 3-4-mm thicknesses. Sprinkle lightly with salt and cover with cling film. Microwave for 4 minutes.
2. If the vegetables are still too hard, leave to stand with the cling film on to cook through with the residual heat. Once they are cooked just right, spread over the colander to cool down.
3. After they are cooled, squeeze out the excess moisture. Toss with sesame oil. Season with garlic, salt, pepper and umami seasoning (optional). Stir in the toasted sesame seeds.
4. Check the taste after microwaving since some of the salt might have steamed off. Add more salt if necessary.
5. Keep the garlic flavoured sesame oil in your fridge and you can make namul easily. Just mix 1 tablespoon of the oil with pepper (Recipe ID: 2312035).
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Story Behind this Recipe

You don't need a gas hob to make this dish, so it's a handy recipe to make during the hot summer days. Microwaving, rather than sautéing the vegetables, makes this dish lighter and more fragrant. This is our favourite way of making this dish.