With Kimchi Mayo & Warm Tortillas
Do you like tacos but wish they were a bit more filling? Then give this recipe a try.
Korean eggplant with kimchi mayo and warm tortillas are a weeknight taco dream come true: umami-rich strips of vegetables balanced by a creamy sauce and cooling, and crunchy fixings.
A best substitute with your favorite taco!
Korean Eggplant Taco Bowl
- 1 Eggplant
- 2 tablespoons Sesame Oil
- 1 tablespoon Gochujang
- 1 tablespoon Tamari Soy Sauce
- 2 tablespoons Rice Vinegar
- 4 ounces Vegan Kimchi
- 1/4 cup Veganaise
- 4 whole Wheat Tortillas
- 1 Fresh Cilantro
- 2 Scallions
- 4 ounces Spring Mix
- Prepare the eggplant. Heat the oven to 400 °F (205 °C). Trim and peel the eggplant. Cut the flesh into sticks about 1 inch thick and 4 inches long. Transfer the eggplant to a large bowl and toss with 1 tablespoon sesame oil and pinch of salt.
- Cook the eggplant. Place a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat with 2 tablespoon vegetable oil. Once the oil is hot, add the eggplant in a single layer, working in batches as needed. Cook, turning occasionally, and adding more oil as necessary, until browned on all sides, about 5 to 6 minutes.
- Bake the eggplant. Add the gochujang, tamari, and 1 tablespoon rice vinegar to a large bowl and stir to combine. Once each batch of eggplant becomes browned, transfer it to the bowl with the sauce. Toss the eggplant to coat and transfer to a baking sheet. Bake until the sauce begins to bubble on the pan, about 8 to 10 minutes.
- Prepare the kimchi mayo. Roughly chop the kimchi and add it to a small bowl along with the veganaise. Stir the kimchi mayo to combine.
- Add the finishing touches. Wrap the whole wheat tortillas in foil. Place the tortillas in the oven to warm, about 2 to 3 minutes. Chop the cilantro. Thinly slice the scallions.
- Serve. Divide the spring mix between large bowls and toss with the remaining sesame oil, rice vinegar, and a pinch of salt. Top with the korean eggplant. Sprinkle the bowl with cilantro and scallions. Serve with the kimchi mayo and warm tortillas.