Miso Roasted Aubergine

A super easy go-to midweek dinner: Miso Roasted Aubergine! It takes this delicious vegetable to a whole new level.

I’m simply in love with this delicious vegetable that is aubergine – and roasting it in the oven with a delicious miso flavour is one of my favourite ways to enjoy this goodie for a mid-week dinner. Miso Roasted Aubergine is so simple to make, that you’ll be surprised why you’ve not given it a go sooner! I always find that it makes the aubergine the star of the show on the dinner plate and I like serving mine with steamed vegetables and rice (sushi rice on this occasion!)

Little tip on the side: Drizzle some toasted sesame oil over your rice and vegetables – yum!

Criss-crossing the aubergine

To start the recipe, one important step is how you cut your aubergine. I cut mine in half lengthwise and then create a criss-cross pattern along the inside flesh, keeping the cuts about 1 cm apart. Be very careful when doing this, so that you don’t cut yourself (been there, done that!).

Creating this cutting pattern on the insides of the aubergine will allow for the miso sauce to be properly absorbed and distributed across the aubergine, creating a throughout delicious and flavoured aubergine – rather than just a roasted miso layer on the top. At the same time it will also help your aubergine halves cook quicker – more surface area to be exposed to the heat in your oven, shorter cooking time.  Perfect!

The marinade for the miso roasted aubergine

As this is a quick and easy recipe for a simple dinner, I like to keep the miso marinade just as simple, using only a few key ingredients: White miso paste, Tamari soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, sesame seeds and a little water to thin and smoothen the marinade.

Please ensure to use white miso paste over brown miso paste, if you’re recreating this recipe. Both have an entirely different taste – white miso paste is smoother and has a naturally lightly sweet flavour, whilst brown miso paste is more sour. The sweet-ish white miso flavour will work perfectly with the addition of Tamari soy sauce to create a sweet-salty flavour explosion for you.


The apple cider vinegar adds a nice acidity to the marinade and also aids in breaking down the thick miso paste into a smooth marinade. If you don’t have apple cider vinegar to hand you can also use lemon juice – though this will alter the taste (not negatively, if you like lemon though!).

For a little crunch and addition of some texture, I like to add sesame seeds to my marinade – and add a little more onto the finished dish. Simply delicious!

This recipe is:

  • 100% vegan
  • naturally gluten free (make sure to stick to tamari soy sauce, which is gluten free)
  • easy to make
  • super quick, only taking 20 minutes from start to finish
  • healthy
  • low fat
  • full of fermented miso goodness
  • delicious
  • the star of your dinner plate! 


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Miso Roasted Aubergine

Miso Roasted Aubergine

  • Author: romylondonuk
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Roasting
  • Cuisine: Vegan


A super easy go-to midweek dinner: Miso Roasted Aubergine! It takes this delicious vegetable to a whole new level.



  • 1 large aubergine
  • 1 Tbsp white miso paste
  • 2 tsp tamari soy sauce
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 Tbsp water


  1. Preheat your oven to 190C. Wash the aubergine and cut it in half lengthwise.
  2. Using a small sharp knife cut a criss-cross pattern into each of the aubergine halves.
  3. Blend the remainder of the ingredients in a small bowl until smooth.
  4. Place your aubergine halves on a lightly greased baking tray, criss-cross pattern facing up. Gently spoon the miso mixture onto them, covering the top of both halves.
  5. Roast in the oven for 15 minutes, then serve the aubergine halves with rice and steamed veggies.
  6. Sprinkle with sesame seeds (optional) – I’ve used the Sesame Toragashi Spice Blend by Wicked Kitchen, which gives it a special kick!

Keywords: miso aubergine, miso roasted aubergine, miso eggplant, miso roasted eggplant, easy midweek dinners

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