The Best Vegan Teriyaki Grilled Eggplant (Low Carb)

Satisfy your teriyaki cravings with this light and low-carb grilled eggplant! Perfect as a vegan side dish to pair with stir-fry cauli-rice or pan-seared tofu, this quick and simple veggie puts an Asian spin on one of my favorite veggies: the eggplant.

You’ll Need:

  • 1/4 cup sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup liquid aminos
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and pressed
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons granulated swerve
  • 2 medium eggplants
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds


  1. Combine sesame oil, liquid aminos, garlic, ginger, and swerve into a sauce pan and whisk together over medium heat.
  2. Bring the sauce to a light simmer, stirring frequently until it begins to thicken slightly. Remove from heat.
  3. Remove the stems from the eggplants and slice into 1/8 in slices. You will get approximately five full slices from each eggplant for a total of ten slices.
  4. Brush each slice of eggplant with the teriyaki sauce and place on a hot grill.
  5. Sear each side, brushing with more sauce as it caramelizes.
  6. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and serve with remaining sauce.