10-Minute Microwaved Eggplant

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
2 min 10 min 2
10-Minute Microwaved Eggplant
Health Highlights
This microwaved eggplant is the side dish recipe you didn't know you needed, until now.


1 eggplant Eggplant
1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp Lemon juice
1 dash Salt and pepper
6 leaf Basil, fresh (chopped)


  1. Wash the eggplant and pat dry. Take a fork or toothpick and pierce the eggplant all over, several times in order to release the steam from the eggplant in the microwave.
  2. Place the whole eggplant (do not cut it) on a plate and put it in the microwave for 7 minutes on full power (900 watts). After 7 minutes in the microwave, the eggplant will begin to collapse. Turn the eggplant over on the plate and put it back in the microwave for an additional 3 minutes.
  3. When the eggplant is done, remove it from the microwave and let it cool a bit. Once cooled, cut the stem-end off and cut it in half, lengthwise. Open up the eggplant, skin side down.
  4. Drizzle the inside of the eggplant with olive oil and lemon juice. Top with basil and salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.


Quick Tip

  • You can prep multiple eggplants at once and store them in an air-tight container in your fridge. 
  • Use as a vegetable for breakfast egg dishes, on top of salads, or as a quick side for main meals. You can add your favorite vegetables to it. To reheat it, pop it back in the microwave for 1 minute.


  • Add a blend of your favorite sauteed vegetables, cheese, salsa, and/or ground meat, lentils, beans, etc. if desired to make it a meal.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 127
Calories from fat 66
Calories from saturated fat 9.4
Total Fat 7.4 g
Saturated Fat 1.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.0 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 86 mg
Potassium 642 mg
Total Carbohydrate 16.7 g
Dietary Fiber 8.3 g
Sugars 9.9 g
Protein 2.8 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Vegetables 6.3

Energy sources


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