Microwave-Steamed Eggplant for Pizza, Sauces, Stir-Fries
Steam eggplant cubes to dress with a sauce or stir into other recipes. Vegan, gluten-free, oil-free.
Servings Prep Time
4servings 5minutes
Passive Time
Servings Prep Time
4servings 5minutes
Passive Time
  1. Use a sharp knife or vegetable peeler to peel eggplant, then cut into half-inch cubes.
  2. Put eggplant into a microwave-safe container, cover, and cook on high for about five minutes. Leave the cover on while it finishes steaming for two more minutes.
  3. Stir eggplant and test a few cubes for doneness. They should all be fork-tender. If you’re not sure, steam it a little more. Undercooked eggplant is rubbery.
Recipe Notes
  • Steamed eggplant isn’t a solo act, but it enhances many saucy recipes. Try it with a few shots of your favorite hot sauce or use steamed eggplant in these recipes fromĀ Wildly Affordable Organic:
    • In Good Tomato Sauce (page 171) or Tomato Sauce with Bell Peppers and Onions (page 172)
    • With Spicy Peanut Sauce (page 175), either with other seasonal vegetables and noodles or solo over rice
    • As a pizza topping (page 187) for Pizza (page 183) or Speedy Grilled Pizza (page 189)
  • To steam eggplant on the stovetop: put about a half-inch of water in a medium pot, a steamer basket in the pot, and the eggplant cubes in the steamer. Cover the pot, bring the water to a boil over high heat, and then reduce heat so water stays at a low boil. Steam for four minutes, then turn off heat but leave the pot on the hot burner for three more minutes.

Nutritional Information for Steamed Eggplant

The nutrition label is for one serving.

Nutrition Facts
Microwave-Steamed Eggplant for Pizza, Sauces, Stir-Fries
Amount Per Serving
Calories 27 Calories from Fat 2
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.2g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.04g 0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.02g
Sodium 2mg 0%
Potassium 261mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 3g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 0.5%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 1%
Iron 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.