5 Minute Seasonal Eggplant Side Dish

5 Minute Seasonal Eggplant Side Dish

A refreshing eggplant dish prepared in the microwave.
Unpeeled eggplants are a good source of anthocyanin.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Eggplant - small Japanese type
Mentsuyu (concentrate)
1 and 1/2 tablespoons
Apple vinegar (or grain vinegar)
1 tablespoon
Bonito flakes
as needed


1. Remove the eggplant stems, wash well, and wrap each one tightly with plastic wrap. Place two pairs of wooden chopsticks on a plate, place the eggplants across the chopsticks, and microwave for 2 minutes 30 seconds at 700 W.
2. Mix the sauce and vinegar while you wait.
3. Slice the eggplant into bite-sized pieces, mix in the sauce, and top with lots of bonito flakes to finish.
4. Enjoy while piping hot or once chilled.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted an extra dish, so I made this in 5 minutes.